Following the good news that the Department for Transport is to pledge £500m to reinstate some previously axed local services, this is a golden opportunity to propose the reopening of the line between Guildford and Cranleigh.
The Midhurst Model Show is the next occasion for more Middleton Press details to be presented. The show is at the Grange in Midhurst (Sat Nav GU29 9HD) on Sunday 9th February 2020 (10am-4pm). From 2-3pm, Vic Mitchell will be available for questions on the South Downs Light Railway stand. This line is the nearest pleasure railway to the Cranleigh route.
The Cranleigh Reopening Proposal scheme was announced at Vic’s unveiling of the Blue Plaque at Haslemere Station on 2nd October 2019. All the local councillors present were supportive. Four months later, the following was announced in The Railway Magazine, February 2020 issue.
The National Recovery Plan:
‘Transport Minister Baroness Vere of Norbiton said: “To help communities across the country, we have pledged £500 million to start reopening lines closed following the Beeching report, reconnecting smaller towns, regenerating local economies and improving accessibility to jobs, homes and education.”’