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Opportunity

An opportunity has risen on the Eastside
of London which may not occur again.

 

 

 


The Royal Docks Heritage Railway is bringing exciting regeneration opportunities to Londonís Eastside.
Network Rail's line from Stratford to North Woolwich closed in December 2006 to enable improvements and extensions to the Docklands Light Railway. Also, the London Borough of Newham is outsourcing the operation of its Old Station Museum at North Woolwich from January 2007.

RDHR has been selected as the Boroughís partner to bring about radical change in the educational role which the museum is to play in the future, with particular emphasis on the area's rich local history and the importance of rail: not just to the areaís past, but also to railís exciting and challenging future at the heart of a World Olympic City.

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RDHR will be concerned with the conservation and promotion of the story of London Rail, using the museum on the old station site and, it is proposed, running trains from North Woolwich as far as Custom House. This section of line, some 3km, is not needed for DLR, but must be preserved for Crossrail
in the longer term.

These facilities also allow the creation of a new and vital asset for the railway industry of today and tomorrow.


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