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Closed 18/09/2016

raised of £2,000 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £790 to help the Carlisle Waverley Viaduct Trust - registered charity No. 1168423

    Carlisle, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 18th September 2016

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    The Waverley line between Edinburgh and Carlisle closed in 1969 but traffic as far as Longtown MOD site continued until 1973. Since then, pedestrians have used the viaduct as an unofficial footpath. Highways England are now responsible for the maintenance of the viaduct.

    The viaduct is a listed structure and a National Heritage footpath (Hadrian’s Wall path) passes under its southernmost arch. Unfortunately the site is disfigured at the moment by fences which have been further reinforced with sheet steel such that they now remind one of that hideous structure, the ‘Berlin Wall’.

    The campaign to re-open the viaduct has been ongoing for at least 10 years now. However in the last year supporters of the campaign have set up a trust named 'The Carlisle Waverley Viaduct Trust', a company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity with the Charities Commission. We have received grants from the County Council of £5000 and £500 from CycleCarlisle. The Railway Heritage Trust have also promised 40% of the total cost of the project up to £100,000, but only provided we can raise sufficient other funding to complete the works. The owners of the viaduct, Highways England, have in the last two years spent £303,000 renovating the viaduct and want to see that money put to good use by having the viaduct re-opened. To this end they have offered us a peppercorn lease for up to 30 years if we construct and maintain a suitable pedestrian/ cycle route across the viaduct to the appropriate standards and make safe its parapets. Highways England will continue to maintain the structure of the viaduct.
    Several polls in recent years have shown that well over 90% of the population in the city want to see this second traffic free crossing of the Eden re-opened to the public. Space is limited here. For full details please go to our website introduction page by copying and pasting this link:

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    • David Ramshaw4 years ago
      David Ramshaw

      David Ramshaw

      4 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Today our Just Giving page has closed and I would like to thank all of you for your generous support. We raised £790 of our initial target of £2000 due to your generosity. This will enable us to progress with our current negotiations with the City and landowners. Although we have money promised by other funders for the construction work there is much to be done before we reach that stage and we depend on your help in the meantime. Please watch out website, our Facebook page and the local press to follow our progress. Thank you again, David.

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    • David Ramshaw4 years ago
      David Ramshaw

      David Ramshaw

      4 years ago

      Thank you very much for your support so far. Today's article on our cause, page 9 in the Cumberland News will surely help. Those of you on Facebook please share our posts with all of your friends. For those supporters for whom we have no e-mail contact but only addresses we are posting an information sheet to them. If we do not have your e-mail address please let me know by writing to your e-mail address will not be disclosed to others. It will only be used to keep you updated on our progress.

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    Page last updated on: 9/14/2016 21.17



    • Nadia Bunner

      Nadia Bunner

      Sep 14, 2016


    • Jon n Ness

      Jon n Ness

      Sep 11, 2016


    • Steve Broatch

      Steve Broatch

      Sep 3, 2016

      Great work


    • Rachel Crawley

      Rachel Crawley

      Sep 3, 2016

      Great job you are doing


    • Anonymous


      Sep 1, 2016

      Very good luck with your efforts and endeavours, we will all look forward to walking over it when the ribbon is eventually cut!


    • keV scott

      keV scott

      Sep 1, 2016

      Good luck


    • Roger Drew

      Roger Drew

      Aug 30, 2016


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