We are all cheering after Network Rail cleared litter from railway embankments in Ludlow. The action came on 20 June, after the Ludlow Advertiser featured the problem on its front page and after councillors and residents lobbied Network Rail for its removal.

I am pleased that the rail company has cleared the litter before the height of the tourist season. The rail line had become an eyesore with bottles and cans strewn above the tunnel at the rail station and along the embankment at Sheet Road.

Now the litter has been cleared, I hope that Network Rail will keep the line neat and tidy. Thousands of tourists come to Ludlow by rail. It would be terrible if their first sight of the town is a dirty railway.

Sheet Road LitterSheet Road before clearance

Litter on Sheet Road ClearedSheet Road after clearance

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