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How DfT Evaluates New Railway Schemes

John Siraut of Jacobs Consulting explains the number crunching methods used by DfT  in evaluating  new rail schemes to which the DVR proposals in the Restoring Your Railway Fund will be subject to.

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ARUP appointed to prepare the Restoring Your Railway Bid

Sheffield City Region have appointed Arup to undertake work on the Bid for funding to the DfT. DVR have been working with the MP’s office and the Sheffield City Region to assist with the bid. DVR consider using Arup a … Continue reading

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New Toucan Crossing at Wortley Road

A new TOUCAN crossing for pedestrians and cyclists across Wortley Road near Station Road in Deepcar has been approved for implementation. This will help pedestrians and cyclists cross this busy road and eventually will assist people en route to Deepcar … Continue reading

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DVR December 2020 Meeting Round up

DECEMBER MEETING ROUND UP At the virtual meeting of Don Valley Railway the following issues were discussed: The consultation on Towns Fund bid was discussed Future progress of the bid. It will be submitted at the end of January 2021. … Continue reading

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DVR aspirations widely appear in the Stocksbridge Towns Fund consultation survey

The £25 million Stocksbridge Towns Fund Bid will be submitted early next year bringing new government investment in the town. However ahead of this, a consultation exercise has taken place and Don Valley Railway appears of one the big asks … Continue reading

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DVR Talk to Rail Campaigners

Chris Bell, Chair of Don Valley Railway has been invited to talk to the ERTA conference on 24th April to share his experience as a rail campaigner with others.  

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November 2020 Meeting Round Up

1, TOWNS FUND BOARD PROGRESS Progress is being made with the development of a submission to the Towns Fund at end Jan 2021. CB Chairs the Infrastructure Sub Group. Four workstreams are being developed as part of this along side … Continue reading

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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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