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Minister considers plans to reopen Gilsland Station

Campaigners have welcomed a pledge from a government minister to look at plans to reopen a rural rail station on the Cumbria-Northumberland border almost 50 years after it was closed.

Gilsland station, on the Carlisle to Newcastle line, was shut 48 years ago, but a campaign by villagers to get the site reopened has gained momentum.

It is estimated it would cost upwards of £2m to bring the station back up to scratch.

Rail Minister Claire Perry met campaigners on a visit to the village.

  • 27 Feb 2015
  • From the section Cumbria
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