Long-term rail plan for Sheffield region unveiled

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SHEFFIELD City Region has revealed its long-term plan to increase rail travel over the coming years. 

The Rail Plan is designed to take advantage of the planned north and south connections to HS2 Phase 2b and the proposed Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) scheme. 

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Sheffield City Region’s new rail strategy includes a proposal for a new main line station in Rotherham. On July 27, No. 50008 Thunderer passes the remains of Masborough station on the former Midland route (closed in 1988), with the return leg of a Derby to Carlisle Branch Line Society charter. LES NIXON

It envisages a new station at Goldthorpe, linking Barnsley and the Dearne Valley towns into the Northern Powerhouse Rail network; a 4.5 mile loop from the East Coast Main Line serving Doncaster to Sheffield Airport (DSA); a new main line station on the Midland route in Rotherham; and a new station serving housing and technology park developments at Waverley, near Treeton, on the Sheffield to Worksop line. 

Read more in the September 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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