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Message started by jduck1979 on Jul 22nd, 2012 at 2:45am

Title: Bring the Esk Valley Line back to double track at Whitby, Ruswarp, Sleights & Grosmont
Post by jduck1979 on Jul 22nd, 2012 at 2:45am
An idea originally posted at my politics website.

Local Residents have been wanting the railway line upgraded back up to Double Track ever since it got chopped down to Single Track by the now de-funct British Rail back around 1987/88 and the old Class 101 DMU trains were replaced by Class 142 & Class143 DMU's - and since in turn been replaced by Class 144 then Class 156 DMU trains.

Doing so would help improve capacity, and bringing it back to double track at Whitby Station would surely save alot of pratting around switching locomotives from one end of the Train to the other when NYMR & visiting Rail Excursions visit the Station.

Title: Re: Bring the Esk Valley Line back to double track at Whitby, Ruswarp, Sleights & Grosmont
Post by jduck1979 on Jul 22nd, 2012 at 3:33am
Use the poll to vote on whether or not you approve of the idea.

Title: Re: Bring the Esk Valley Line back to double track at Whitby, Ruswarp, Sleights & Grosmont
Post by jduck1979 on Jul 22nd, 2012 at 4:13am
Saw mention in the comments of a FLICKR picture of Whitby's old signalbox that improving capacity could be needed if they transport the stuff from the upcoming new Potash mine via Rail.

Wouldn't mind seeing a few more Class 66 freight locomotives down this way. Or maybe even a Class 57 or Class 70, like from Boulby.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih2mECDng6k

Title: Re: Bring the Esk Valley Line back to double track at Whitby, Ruswarp, Sleights & Grosmont
Post by jduck1979 on Jun 13th, 2013 at 3:23am
Oh yeah, so earlier this year (February) it was announced we're part way there with funding agreed for a 2nd platform at Whitby Station....
http://www.nymr.co.uk/2013/02/funding-agreed-for-second-platform-at-whitby-station/
http://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/business/multi-million-pound-cash-boost-for-area-1-5413342

But don't get too excited about any extra services
http://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/business/no-extra-esk-train-extravaganza-ahead-1-5433374

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