Government steps up plans to re-open historical train routes
Many were closed following the Beeching report in the 1960's
The Government is going ahead with plans to reverse historical rail cuts, despite critics warning its £500 million budget is not sufficient.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is due to visit Fleetwood on Tuesday with a pledge to give £100,000 towards a feasibility study into reopening the train line linking the Lancashire town to Poulton-le-Fylde.
The Fleetwood line was shut in 1970 as part of a ripping-up of Britain's tracks, as recommended by the Beeching Report.
More than 5,000 miles of track and nearly 1,500 stations were closed between 1964 and 1970, following a report by British Railways chairman Dr Richard Beeching.Published: by Radio NewsHub