Thornton viaduct will open again almost half a century after it was axed in nationwide railway cuts.

Up to 300 people are expected to celebrate the latest opening of the Great Northern Railway Trail, on Friday, November 21.

The traffic-free route will help link six communities from Cullingworth to Queensbury.

Leading the celebrations will be former Telegraph & Argus reporter Alan Whitaker, whose father was the stationmaster at the former Thornton Station.

The new section runs from Thornton Primary School – which was built on Thornton Station – to Headley Lane over the repaired viaduct.

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