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Network Rail Fail to confirm that a GDF will bring back passenger services to Mablethorpe.

Network Rail has published their Future Strategy report and it doesn't make good reading for Mablethorpe and Theddlethorpe.

They have no plans to restore the passenger rail link to the search area as they say it would not generate sufficient passenger numbers to justify it. They go on to discuss the proposed rail link to the GDF site with their preferred route running through to Boston via Skegness. Despite their statement that it would not cost a lot more to build the line to passenger standards, they make no provision for stations anywhere along the line.

Even if the line were constructed to passenger standards they would still have to find an operator to take it on. Considering the reason Network Rail put forward for not building the line it must also be doubtful that an operator would take it on.

Lincolnshire section of the report can be downloaded here.

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Valerie Wilkinson
Valerie Wilkinson
Dec 07, 2023

Sounds like pressure being applied to find a reason to support the nuclear waste proposal. So many developers promise to provide services for the community, and then conveniently back out of them, once the project is finished. Why has this suddenly cropped up - or has it been in the pipeline for some time?

Feb 12
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If you want to see the prosperity brought by Nuclear Waste, take a look at Seascale and Cleator Moor, the two settlements closest to Sellafield. They have similar levels of deprivation as Mablethorpe. Economic activity is lower and life expectancy is appalling. That's after 50 years of playing host to Nuclear Waste.

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