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How to acquire and develop land around railways and stations

Railway-line-THUMB.jpegHogan Lovells partner Nicholas Roberts answers some of the key questions on the unique issues when it comes to acquiring and developing land around train stations and railway lines


Who owns the lines and stations?

Network Rail acquired the vast majority of the national rail infrastructure in 2002, stretching out across the country in a complicated and extensive pattern of narrow ribbons. With such extensive boundaries, Network Rail has gained significant experience in dealing with the issues that arise with its many neighbours, but faces…

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