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Railwatch 180
July 2024
Scotland beauty and progress

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An A-Z Guide of Station and Line Reopenings

Britain's Growing Railway tells the success story of railways in Britain. It shows how 400 stations have been opened (or reopened) since 1960, along with 600 miles of new track

The two stars of the Britain's Growing Railway are the new Borders Railway from Edinburgh to Tweedbank, and Crossrail (Elizabeth line) in London

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