Happy International Start a Thread Day.
As threatened in the UK abolition thread recently, this is a thread for the discussion of railway infrastructure, particularly in the UK but also I would be interested to hear more about Ireland and the US, both of which are known for poor rail links. (This is not a generic thread about trains - there’s already one of those.)
Some suggestions for discussion.
Beeching report / Restore Your Railways fund: Which rail lines near you were closed under Beeching, and what practical implications has this had for your local area’s public transport options? Which lines would you like to see reopened?
New lines: Where would you like to see new stations or rail links? Here are some proposed new stations: Proposed Stations List - Proposed Railway Schemes
High Speed / electrification: Where should this be prioritised next? Where would a High Speed line not originating in London be best positioned?
Any local campaign groups in your area? How important is the railway to where you live? If you drive, could you easily get to where you needed without a car by walking and/or getting trains?
There are many other aspects to discuss I’m sure but those are a few I can think of in my half-asleep state.
Choo Choo motherfuckers