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The line was designed to a specification which permitted trains to run at higher speeds; Watkin believed that it would be possible to run direct rail services between Britain and France and had presided over an unsuccessful project to dig a tunnel under the English Channel in the 1880s.
Aside from this ambitious scheme, the GCML operated as a fast trunk route from the North and the East Midlands to London.
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The GCML was the last main line railway built in Britain during the Victorian period.
It was built by the railway entrepreneur Edward Watkin who aimed to run a high-speed, north-south main line to London.
In the 1960s, the line was considered by Dr Beeching as an unnecessary duplication of other lines that served the same places, especially the Midland Main Line and to a lesser extent the West Coast Main Line.
Most of the route was closed between 19 under the Beeching axe.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s decision on the route from Crewe to Manchester and Birmingham to the East Midlands and Leeds confirms six of the seven changes included in the November consultation.