#Birmingham’s Camp Hill rail line is to be reopened with new stations at Moseley, King’s Heath and Hazelwell……#BrumIsBrill
David Lowe draws attention to theRailway Technology Magazinewhich adds to the reportin the Birmingham Mailabout the plans to reopen the Camp Hill rail line from Birmingham city centre to Kings Norton to passenger services, discussed for decades. The line was last used by commuters in 1941 and the stations bulldozed. But the tracks remain in use by freight services.
As the Mail comments:
“Congestion from this part of the city into the city centre is one of the huge drawbacks for what are otherwise thriving areas – undoing the rail closures seven decades ago will be a huge step in tackling both congestion and the clean air challenge we all face.”
RTM explains that the key obstacle to a fully functioning passenger service is that New Street is already operating at full capacity. There is no room for extra trains.
Proposals in the Midlands Rail Hub…
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