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Progress report | 18 December 2020

Reopen progress report: 18 December 2020
Our focus continues to be on getting every known reopening scheme and proposal into the offline database, which currently holds 650 records with more to add. Around 150 of these schemes and proposals are listed below. The offline database should be complete by the end of January. We will then spend several months creating new Reopen entries with the aim of bringing the online database into line with the offline one by summer 2021.

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Entries marked with the § symbol are works in progress.


Alloa – Dunfermline line

Altrincham – Stockport line

Ashby station (Ashby de la Zouche)

Ashington station

Ashley Down station

Ashton Gate station

Ashton – Stockport line


Baguley station §

Bagworth & Ellistown station §

Balsall Heath station

Barrow Hill line

Beam Park station

Bedlington station

Beighton station

Belford station

Blencow station

Blyth Bebside station

Bodmin General station §

Bodmin General – Bodmin Parkway line §

Bodmin – Padstow line §

Bodmin General – Lostwithiel – Fowey line §

Bolton – Radcliffe line and Bolton – Bury line

Bolton – Walkden line

Brent Cross West station

Bristol area schemes: see MetroWest

Broadfield station

Burrs Country Park station §

Burscough curves reinstatement

Bury Bolton Street station §

Bury – Rochdale line


Cambridge South station

Cameron Bridge station

Camp Hill line

Charfield station

Cheadle station §

Chittening station

Clitheroe – Hellifield line

Coalpit Heath station

Coalville station §

Corsham station

Cottam station

Cowley station (Oxford Science Park station)

Cullompton station


Darlaston station

Dartmoor Line

Devizes Parkway station

Drakelow station §

Dudding Hill line


Earby station

East Didsbury – Stockport line

Eckington & Renishaw station

Ewood Bridge station §


Fawley line

Fenton station


Gamesley station

Glazebrook East Junction to Skelton Junction line

Golborne station

Gresley station


Harlesden station

Hazelwell station

Heap Bridge Station

Henbury Loop line

Henbury station

Horfield station

Hythe & Fawley Parkway station

Hythe Road station

Hythe Town station


Irwell Vale station §

Isle of Wight reopenings

Ivanhoe line (Leicester – Burton-on-Trent)


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Kenyon Junction station

Keswick – Penrith line

Keswick station

Killamarsh station

Kings Heath station


Langport station

Leicester – Burton-on-Trent line (Ivanhoe line)

Leicester South station §

Leven line (Levenmouth Rail Link)

Leven station

Lionel Road station

Long Ashton station


Manchester, Greater | Overview of reopening schemes (interactive map)

Marchwood station

Meir station

MetroWest

Meynell’s Gorse station

Moira station §

Moseley station


Neasden station

Newport (Isle of Wight) station

Newquay – Truro line §

Newsham station

Norfolk Orbital Railway

North Filton station

Northenden station §

Northern Route (Exeter – Okehampton – Tavistock – Plymouth) – see Dartmoor Line

Northumberland Line

Nunnery Square station


Okehampton station §

Old Oak Common station (Elizabeth line, GWR and HS2)

Old Oak Common Lane station

Old Oak Common London Overground stations

Old Oak Common Victoria Road station

Oldham – Greenfield line

Oxford – Cowley line §

Oxford Science Park station: see Cowley station


Padstow station §

Penruddock station

Pill station

Portbury station

Portishead line

Portishead station

Portway Park & Ride station


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Ramsbottom station §

Rawtenstall station §

Reading Green Park station

Ribble Valley line: see Clitheroe – Hellifield line

Rose Hill Marple – Hazel Grove* – Stockport line (* not Maple Grove as per DfT documents)

Royal Wootton Bassett Parkway station


Saltford station

Seaton Delaval station

Sheffield Victoria station §

Shepton Mallet station §

Silloth – Carlisle line

Skipton – Colne line

Somerset District and Circle line

Somerton station

St Anne’s Park station

St James station (Liverpool) §

Staveley & Barrow Hill station

Stroudwater station (a.k.a. Stonehouse Bristol Road station)

Stubbins station §

Summerseat station §


Tavistock station

Tavistock Okehampton Reopening Scheme – see Dartmoor Line

Thornbury line

Thornbury station

Threlkeld station

TransWilts Rail

Troutbeck station


Uphill station

Ventnor station

Wadebridge station §

Walsall – Wolverhampton line

Wantage Grove station

Waterside line

Waverley station

Welborne station

Wellington station

West London Orbital

West Somerset line (Taunton – Minehead, currently heritage only) §

White Rose station

Whittington station

Willenhall station

Wilton Parkway station

Wroxall station

Wymondham – Dereham line


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