Call for 'right to roam' to help recession hit towns [BBC News]

Date: 24/05/2010

Creating new public spaces from disused railway lines and forgotten canals could help regenerate urban areas hit by the recession, a think tank says.

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Creating new footpaths from disused railway lines and forgotten canals could help regenerate urban areas, a think tank says.

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A young woman with a pushchair walks from King George V Park, through the site of Scotland Street station towards the south portal of the newly reopened Rodney Street Tunnel, perhaps on her way to visit the superstore located alongside the northern approach. The old tunnel now provides a useful pedestrian and cycle link between this part of the New Town and the Broughton area, avoiding the need to cross two very busy roads. [See image 36593]
Location: Scotland Street
Company: Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
14/04/2009 Andy Furnevel
The Manchester Liverpool Road station building of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway is often considered the world's first passenger terminus. It is seen at street level on 4 February 2010 almost 180 years after it was opened on 15 September 1830 by the Duke of Wellington. Although it only operated as a passenger station until May 1844, it continued in use as a goods depot until 1975. The red brick building on the corner, which predates the station itself, was purchased by the railway company and used as the superintendent's house. Today the station forms part of the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry and still contains several original features.
Location: Manchester Liverpool Road
Company: Liverpool and Manchester Railway
04/02/2010 John McIntyre