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Further Discussions for Stocksbridge Rail Project

The proposal to re-open the Don Valley Railway line between Sheffield and Stocksbridge will be discussed at a meeting between the Department for Transport and local MP Miriam Cates in June. Mrs Cates, the Member of Parliament for Penistone and … Continue reading

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MAKE YOUR VIEWS KNOWN NOW AND STOP A THREAT TO WOODHEAD RAIL ROUTE EVER RE-OPENING DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS 25 MAY 2020

Below see Don Valley Railway’s objection to plans to lay high voltage cables along the potential route of a re-instatement proposal East of Dunford Bridge.   I write as chair of Don Valley Railway. We are a campaign group seeking … Continue reading

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Chance to get your old slides published in Woodhead Line Album

Well known railway authors Steven Batty and Alan Whitehouse are trying to put together an album of the 1500v DC electrified  MSW Railway in time for the 40th anniversary of the line’s closure in July 1981. They are looking for … Continue reading

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Could Virtual Planning Meeting Have Scuppered Don Valley Railway’s Aspirations?

  Local Councillors, who support Don Valley Railway, may have inadvertently made a decision that could threaten all aspirations to put Stocksbridge back on the rail map.   Bloor Homes Application for 428 Homes at Deepcar on the old brickworks … Continue reading

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Restoring Your Railway Programme Update

An update regarding the Restoring Your Railway programme has just been made available on gov.uk and can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/re-opening-beeching-era-lines-and-stations/ideas-fund-round-1-march-2020-update. To comply with government guidance on COVID-19, the panel is considering the bids on paper, without direct representation from the promoters ad … Continue reading

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Don Valley Railway’s Restoring Your Railway Bid Still on Track

The Department for Transport have updated MP’s and promoters of plans to open rail lines as part of the Restoring Your Railway Fund, including Don Valley Railway, that work is  progressing despite the lockdown. The Panel have been reviewing the … Continue reading

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Don Valley Railway Seek a Way Forward Following Changes to Bloors Development But Maintain Access Objection

Bloors, the developers of a proposed 431 Homes adjacent to Deepcar Station have submitted new plans. Unfortunately these cannot be supported by Don Valley Railway because access to a new station is still compromised by revised proposals. Don Valley Railway … Continue reading

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Bid to Open Don Valley Railway Submitted (Fingers crossed!)

Sheffield City Region Mayoral Authority supported by Miriam Cates MP and Don Valley Railway submitted their bid to re-open the Don Valley Line to the ‘Restoring Your Railway’ Ideas Fund on 16 March. The Department for Transport (DfT) invited MPs, … Continue reading

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Don Valley Railway are maintaining objection to aspects of the Bloor Brickworks application in Deepcar. (Application Ref 19/00054/FUL)

If you agree with us go onto the planning portal and register your thoughts. The deadline is very tight now (Monday 16thApril) https://planningapps.sheffield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PL0SSVNY0M900   Our response is as follows: In our original response to this application on 15 May 2019 … Continue reading

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Stocksbridge to Sheffield Rail Project passes major milestone

Plans to re-open the railway line from Sheffield to Stocksbridge took a major step forward when recently elected Stocksbridge and Penistone MP, Miriam Cates submitted a formal proposal to the Department for Transport. This is the first stage of a process we need to … Continue reading

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