pounds 12m rail plan for Peaks

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Derbyshire County Council is urgently seeking financial help - including National Lottery cash - for the biggest-ever transport infrastructure scheme in the Peak District National Park. A study says the pounds 12m scheme to reopen 20 miles of track from Buxton to Matlock would attract 200,000 passengers a year and relieve tourist pressure on one of Britain's most picturesque but packed beauty spots.

"This project would provide a vital link for the area and take cars and heavy lorries off the road," council leader Martin Doughty said.