Baschurch rail campaigners to pay for expert study

Multi-million pound plans to reopen a rural Shropshire railway station after more than 50 years of closure were back on track today as campaigners vowed to commission fresh research on the plans.

Multi-million pound plans to reopen a rural Shropshire railway station after more than 50 years of closure were back on track today as campaigners vowed to commission fresh research on the plans.

Campaigners’ efforts to reopen Baschurch Railway Station were dealt a blow in August when Shropshire Council said it could not justify paying out thousands of pounds for a fresh feasibility study on the proposal.

But now campaigners who have been calling for the station’s return say they are set to commission their own study from a public transport consultant.

Steve Boulding, spokesman for Baschurch Station Group, said they needed to raise about £2,000 for the study, which would identify the cost-benefit ratio of the scheme.[24link]