Reversing Beeching and electrifying scooters: £500m fund to reopen train lines closed in 1960s leads raft of green transport initatives

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The government has pledged to reopen rail lines closed 50 years ago under a vast shrinking of the train network known as the Beeching Cuts
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The government has pledged to reopen rail lines closed 50 years ago under a vast shrinking of the train network known as the Beeching Cuts

Further investments have been announced in the Tyne and Wear Metro and Middlesborough train station, while the government's Bus Open Data Service also went live yesterday

Re-opening train lines, building new stations, digitising bus timetables, and legalising electric scooters are among a raft of initiatives being pursued by the Department of Transport (DfT), as its steps...

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