The HRE Group (Historical Railways Estate Group) is an alliance of walking, cycling and heritage campaigners, civil engineers and greenway developers who see the HRE as valuable for future transport provision.
They are campaigning against Highways England’s plan to infill or demolish numerous old railway bridges. Every one of these bridges has the potential to play a useful transport role, but all are threatened. Several are in the area of the former NER, including the Allendale branch and Alnwick to Cornhill. They seek your support and have started a petition to Highways England which has already attracted over 13,000 signatures.
For more information, visit the HRE Facebook page.