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Great Western World Heritage bid opened up to the public

English Heritage yesterday launched a consultation on which sections of the Great Westren Railway should be put forward in its bid for World Heritage site status.
Speaking at yesterday's NCE-supported Brunel Bicentenary conference in Bristol, English Heritatge chairman Neil Cossons argued that the London to Bristol line was on the same level as the Taj Mahal and a unique contribution to world culture, society and economy.A number of stretches of the line have been put forward in the consultation as the route section to receive United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage status.These include the Great Western network through Devon, Somerset and Cornwall, and the 180km from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads. Related links:Today's top stories

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