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Climate change could spark UK rail revival and tourism boom, research finds

The Guardian, 28 January 2011
Publié le : 28 janvier 2011
 James Meikle 

"Disused rail lines may be reopened - or new ones commissioned - if the climate change that raises Britain's summer temperatures also proves a boon for domestic tourism.

"The prospect of a rail revival in coastal areas of southern England and Wales, in particular, is tantalisingly raised by Network Rail bosses in a document outlining how they are preparing for the challenges from floods, storms, coastal erosion, and rising temperatures and sea levels.

"Along with the familiar gloom about buckling rails, damaged bridges and flooded tracks comes a ray of optimism about new opportunities - although work has barely begun, and there will be no huge reversal of the infamous 1960s Beeching cuts."

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