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Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

Re: @JIm84

Johnson has casually promised to reinstate all the lines closed by the Beeching cuts.

I haven't seen any suggestion that he said all of them, just the ones that are viable.

Given that Beeching's report was based on outdated figures for trains hauled by steam locomotives, without considering diesel traction, and was implemented by a transport minister with known connections to the companies building the new motorways, the cuts are generally considered to have been excessive. Restoring some more lines is long overdue.

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