Back in the mid-1960s the infamous Dr Beeching was given the task of sorting out the country’s loss-making railways, but the big mistake that he made was the tearing up of the tracks and either selling off or abandoning the trackbeds after closure.

We now regret much of what he did.

The same might be said about the proposed removal of Weymouth tramway.

It isn’t the rails that are dangerous to cyclists but the gaps between the rails and the road so why not cement in the gaps and leave the rails in situ in case they are needed in future.

This would save a great deal of money and also disruption in the town.


James Road, Dorchester