Freight loop construction

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burnie
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Freight loop construction

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It would seem there has been a request for an Environmental Impact assessment for a slow freight train passing loop between Arbroath and Montrose close to the old Lunan Bay station area(now a private house).
I had heard of plans to double the line from Usan to Montrose to remove the single track bottle neck, but this loop is a new one, didn't know we had so much freight on the line these days.
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Re: Freight loop construction

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I have studied the online maps of the area and would suggest that a loop at the south end of the single line bottle-neck would be the cheaper or preferable option than either:
1. north end (for reasons I would not know but maybe more intensely built up or terrain not suitable)
2. doubling the track from Usan to Montrose which presumably requires rebuilding the bridge over the Esk.

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Re: Freight loop construction

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The bridge over the Esk is a big unit, I think they would have to just build a new bridge at the side of it to remove the bottleneck, there is however some serious coastal erosion going on around the town shore, were it me I'd run a new line to Forfar and the into a new Montrose station near the old Kinnaber junction, Beeching once again closed the wrong bit of the line.
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