Anyone who has taken a train ride at NIRT in the last few years will realize that we have only been using a very small proportion of our track. Of the 1½ mile track, we have only been permitted to use ¼ of a mile of that. This has largely been down to the safety of the old wooden sleepers upon which our tracks are laid. The good news is that is all about to change!
In preparation for the return of steam to NIRT (See our Waleswood blog), NIRT are hoping to replace the current wooden sleepers all the way up to Tesco's Mereway, where we hope to rebuild the platform that existed there (some years ago now).
On the satellite image below you can see our existing line in blue, and the planned extension is seen in pink. Other features are included, thanks to Google Maps.
Follow our progress on our blog using the link below