So, I've got an idea to build a much needed full size train station for our town.
It has a track going straight through it and some bright spark bought the station a few years ago and converted it and the surrounding area into some exclusive new build homes.
The train still runs from our nearest town through to our major city, going right through town, so it's there for the taking to build another station further down the track.
What with increasing fuel costs and the need to go greener, I have a plan to buy up some land next to the track and build this station. I heard a while back that this has been done before through a community that finally sold the station to there local train operator for a hefty profit.
Problem is, I know nothing about the infrastructure of how the operation works. Do I need to look at subsidising from the track owner? What liabilities do I have to look at?
These and about a thousand other questions.
Does anyone know of this being done near where they live? Or does anyone have any experience in this?
Any pointers would be helpful at this very early stage!