Railways: North of England

(asked on 30th January 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate the feasibility studies for the Ashington-Blyth-Tyne trainline in Northumberland and the Fleetwood trainline in Lancashire will be completed.

Answered by
Baroness Vere of Norbiton Portrait
Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Secretary (HM Treasury)
This question was answered on 13th February 2020

The restoration of passenger services on the Ashington Blyth Tyne Line is being developed. The Department for Transport funding contribution announced on 28 January will enable completion of an Outline Business Case and a decision soon on proposals for the next ‘Design‘ stage.

Fleetwood is in the early stages and the funding will be used to look at a range of options to reintroduce passenger services. The detail of this study and the completion date is still being determined.

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