It was great to see Network Rail Chair and Trustee of Heritage Railway Association Peter, Lord Hendy, in Bishop Auckland to open a new path that links the public service and heritage lines!
Richard popped by at the weekend. A new car park by the station has also been opened right by the station. Both developments will make it easier than ever before to use the heritage Weardale line - huge thanks are due to The Auckland Project and Durham County Council for their continued support and the fabulous Bishop Trains who make Bishop Station so special!
This great development will make it even easier for people in Wolsingham, Stanhope, Frosterley, Kingfisher and Witton le Wear to attend events like the brilliant Bishop Auckland food festival.
Things have been moving steadily in the right direction and this news is another step on the road. The feasibility study has been backed by three other local MPs and the Teesside Mayor and submitted to Department for Transport for further consideration.
Commenting, Richard Holden MP said:
"I love the Weardale railway, it definitely is one of the most picturesque in the country with stunning views right across the dale and have taken friends and family on it over the last few months. However, I want to see it be more than just a heritage line. Since you elected me as your MP, I have been doing all I can to ensure both freight and passenger services return."