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Branch line

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A branch line is a relatively minor railway line which branches off a more important through route. Many British branch lines were closed as a result of the "Beeching Axe" in the 1960s, although some have been re-opened as heritage railways.

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The smallest branch line that is still in operation in the UK is the line from Stourbridge Junction going to Stourbridge Town. This only has one track. the journey is 1/3 of a mile and takes around 55 seconds to complete its journey.

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