Template talk:Rail infrastructure projects in the United Kingdom

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Scope - Underground, Light Rail[edit]

I have added a section to hold cancelled/abandoned projects.

I think this template should not include purely London Underground projects, as this is adequately covered by Template:Closed London Underground stations. Not sure about light rail - I don't know what other editors think? Cnbrb (talk) 11:35, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Your thinking seems reasonable, assuming you're including projects that actually have pages. As for light rail, I guess it depends on how many there are. Primefac (talk) 11:38, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes, absolutely, that's the intention. Someone else has added more items including one redlink, so I don't know if the intention is to create a page or if it should be removed? Cnbrb (talk) 11:45, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
I think WP:WTAF comes into play here, especially if it's a cancelled project. Primefac (talk) 12:00, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Indeed; I notice that the timescale of the new section is long: it includes the Leeds and York Railway, promoted in the 1840s - at which time the Railway Mania was in full swing. During this period literally hundreds of railway schemes were devised that never managed to obtain the all-important Act of Incorporation; several that did get their Act didn't make it as far as cutting the first sod, let alone run an inaugural train. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:37, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that had also occurred to me. We could propose a cut-off date but it would have to have some relevance - perhaps the 1923 Grouping, or nationalisation in 1947, or privatisation in 1997? Don't know where the line should be drawn, but I agree, including every last branch line scheme since 1850 is probably not useful. Cnbrb (talk) 23:11, 21 May 2018 (UTC)