BBC Radio 4, 11:00 tomorrow, Reversing Dr Beeching programme looks worth a listen
This looks like a BBC broadcast worth catching, either live or by iPlayer. I know Scotland has been busy developing railways this last couple of decades but it surprised me to see no fewer than 62 stations reopened.
It broadcasts tomorrow at 11:00 on Radio 4 but will be available on the iPlayer afterwards. The synopsis given is:
BBC Radio 4 24th June 2011 at 11:00 (Reversing Dr Beeching)
Without much fanfare, Scotland has been systematically reversing Dr Beeching's cuts to rural rail services. In the last 30 years, 62 railway stations in Scotland have reopened- more than anywhere else in the British Isles. In December 2009 the Airdrie to Bathgate Line which had been closed to regular passenger trafficsince 1956 started to run again. The reopened service brought rail to an area which had lived without it for half a century. Rail reopenings have enjoyed a cross party consensus in Scotland - but can the programme survive public spending cutbacks?
Certainly something I shall be tuning into! Let me know what you think.