Green corridor call for Powderhall railway line

A politician has made a public call for the former Powderhall railway line to be turned into a green corridor.

Saturday, 27th February 2021, 8:14 am
The former Powderhall railway line is not one of the initial four routes to be made into a green corridor

Lothian MSP, Miles Briggs, has welcomed a response from Edinburgh Council which confirmed officials they are carrying out a feasibility study for the proposal

The former Powderhall railway line is not one of the initial four routes to be made into a green corridor in phase 1 of the recent Edinburgh Strategic Sustainable Transport Study.

Network Rail have the railway line is still classed as operational because the track that leads there is still connected to the wider rail network.

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Disused rail line could be a green wilderness in the city

Mr Briggs said: "Across Edinburgh our old disused rail lines have become more significant during the pandemic and well utilised by the public.

“They have provided important walking, cycling and exercise spaces.

“This is a great opportunity to create a safe green space to connect Powderhall to Meadowbank and beyond.”

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