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Funding Bid Submitted To Reopen Maid Marian Railway Line.

2nd August 2021
Ashfield

Funding Bid Submitted To Reopen Maid Marian Railway Line

Ashfield District Council has put in a bid to the ‘Restoring your Railway programme’ that could see the reopening of the Maid Marian Line in the future. 

The Council has worked in partnership with neighbouring councils, local County Councils, the Discover Ashfield Board, local MPs, Network Rail and Midlands Connect to put together the plans. 

 The Council has been working towards this project for seven years and they hope that it could see the old mineral line reopened from Kirkby, through Pinxton and into Derbyshire. 

The plans will be delivered as a phased approach. Stage one would see hourly train services using existing train stations, with further stages bringing new stations to Selston/Pinxton and Kings Mill.

The final phase would eventually see half hourly trains to the HS2 hub at Toton. 

If successful the bid will allow the Council to move forward with a full outlined business case before moving onto the final proposals. The outcome of the bid is expected in the Autumn.

Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council said  “This is not just great news for Ashfield, but also Mansfield, Bolsover, Erewash and beyond. They have worked closely with us on this project and the impact on the wider area would be phenomenal.”

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