7th November 2013
Matt Leclere from 'Kent
On Line' reported that
Richard Moffatt and Henry Bolton of "The
Remembrance Line Association" (RLA) aim to preserve the Folkestone
Harbour railway reconnecting the harbour branch to the mainline and
relaunch a ferry service from the port. The strange idea of a train
to nowhere - got no where of cause
in 2016/7 Sir Roger De Haan put a stop to this, by pulling up the Folkestone's
Harbour Branch-line railway line to the town's harbour and pier, so
vital for the return of the town's cross-channel ferry services. In
the spring of 2018, rumours are that Sir Roger wants to turn the line
and surounding land back to housing land and possibly car parking for
his massive seafront housing complex masterplan. In the summer of 2018
Sir Roger has secured owership of the town's coach park on the seafront,
and also the Leas Lift car park.
Rememberance Line Association spokesperons claim that their business
plan idea is to run a train service on the partial remains of the railway
branch line. The proposed rail servce will operate alongside the existing
the bus routes run by the bus company Stagecoach. Bets are not being
taken on who will be the winners, and who will be the losers to get
ownership of the Folkestone Harbour branch-line railway line..
Thursday 24th January 2019, local media reports seemly on what could
be seen as asset stripping the Folkestone Harbour Branch Railway Line:-
Rail have announced today that it begin to clear the line of the northern
section of the disused Folkestone Harbour line at the beginning of February”.
work in the Tram Road area will carry on until April, when most of the
old track, sleepers and lineside equipment will be removed and overgrown
vegetation and litter cleared along the route”.
some of the old track will be left in place purposefully as part of
future development of the area”.
as seen in the embedded railway lines on the Harbour viaduct and the
Railway pier, can now extend to the whole branch line?
first week of February 2019 Network Rail started work on the Folkestone
Harbour Branch Railway line to the harbour removing the rails from the
main line. The alleged crazy business plan of Richard Moffatt's idea
to run steam trains and a tram up and down the harbour branch line.
- can not happen without a connected to the main railway line.
here Savoy Brown's "Train to Nowhere" on YouTube
final axe has fallen on the Folkestone's harbour railway branch
line. The Shepway District Council claim they have the best
interests of the town of Folkestone, so they decided at a
council meeting to kill off the Port of Folkestone & Harbour
the Brexit on the cards for 1st April 2019 we could have done
with the return of the Folkestone cross channel ferry services
to help out if needed. See the link below for Roger's broken
promise for the Port of Folkestone.