Alex Meredith

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This week will mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Richard Beeching’s infamous report, The Restructuring of British Railways¬†which outlined plans to cut more than 5,000 miles of rail track and more than 2,000 stations. It was a radical solution to the perceived problem of the time – how to provide an efficient and cost-effective railway in a era of ever-growing car use. Yet 50 years later, we see the humble… Read More