TOTTON MENTIONED IN BUDGET Well, Well, Well…. Totton (& Hythe) get a specific…

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TOTTON MENTIONED IN BUDGET

Well, Well, Well…. Totton (& Hythe) get a specific mention in the Budget report read out by the Chancellor of the Exchequer!

This is the first time in history that I am aware of our town getting a specific mention. It's all because the Conservatives are now on board with the campaign to get a passenger service up and running along the Waterside.

The government will also deliver on its manifesto
commitment to spend £500 million to restore transport
services previously lost in the Beeching cuts of the
1960s, including reopening the Ashington-Blyth line in
Northumberland to passenger services, and restoring
rail links to Okehampton in Devon. The government has
also launched a New Ideas Fund to pay for feasibility
work on proposals for new lines and stations.
Feasibility funding for the first ten schemes has been
announced, which will provide a basis for decisions
on further development: re-opening Meir Station in
Stoke-on-Trent; the Barrow Hill line between Sheffield
and Chesterfield; the Ivanhoe line between Leicester
and Burton on Trent; branch lines on the Isle of Wight
(Shanklin-Ventnor and Wootton-Newport); the Abbey
line between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction;
Reopening Wellington and Cullompton railway stations;
Bury-Heywood-Rochdale lines; Clitheroe to Hellifield
railway line; reinstatement of rail access to Devizes via
a new railway station at Lydeway; and the Waterside
line (Hythe-Totton).

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