Peak District railway line petition continues

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Campaigners are urging members of the public to show their support for a campaign to reopen a long abandoned railway line.

Last year, Neil Greg and Matt Marshall launched an online petition calling for the Derbyshire County Council to commission a feasibility study into the prospect of reopening the railway line between Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock. The petition now has more than 2,600 supporters.

The line closed in 1968, however the pair believe that reopening it would bring tourists to the area and help local businesses, as well as being a useful local resource for people living in the Peak District.

They argue that over the past few years the number of people using stations along the Derwent Valley railway line has increased dramatically, indicating that extending it to include the old line would be a popular move.

To show your support for the scheme in the online the petition, visit www.change.org and search for ‘Bakewell and Buxton’.