Saturday, 30 October 2010

Transport: Railways: Bury

Written answers and statements, 19 July 2010

Graham Jones (Hyndburn, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress he has made on the Bury to Rawtenstall rail extension project.

Theresa Villiers
(Minister of State (Rail and Aviation), Transport; Chipping Barnet, Conservative)
The Bury to Rawtenstall rail extension project is being promoted by Rossendale borough council in partnership with Lancashire county council, Bury council, Rochdale metropolitan borough council and Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE).

GMPTE has commissioned a study from Atkins to look at public transport on the A56-M66 corridor between Bury and East Lancashire which includes the reinstatement of commuter services between Rawtenstall and Manchester as an option. This study is due to be completed in October 2010.