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Waterside Totton and Hythe rail plan set to be shelved

21 January 2014 Last updated at 15:54 GMT

Plans to reopen a freight railway line near Southampton to passenger trains are to be shelved because of the costs required.

Hampshire County Council considered using the line, between Totton and Hythe, for commuter and tourist services.

A council report concluded the proposal, which would have cost £900,000 a year to run, was not viable.

Campaigners said the environmental and social benefits of the proposals were not being taken into account.

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