Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Transport: Bury-Rawtenstall Railway Line

Transport: Written answers and statements, 11 October 2010 

Graham Jones (Hyndburn, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that the development of the Bury to Rawtenstall rail extension proceeds.

Hansard source (Citation: HC Deb, 11 October 2010, c46W)

Theresa Villiers (Minister of State (Rail and Aviation), Transport; Chipping Barnet, Conservative)

I would be happy to work with Rossendale borough council, Lancashire county council and Greater Manchester Passengers Transport Executive on the Bury to Rawtenstall rail extension scheme should studies that they are currently undertaking confirm that a new rail service is the best way to meet the transport needs of the corridor between Bury and Rawtenstall.

However, all programmes will be subject to affordability and constraints of the outcome of the autumn Spending Review.