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Rail Closures (Scotland)

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Minister of Transport whether, in considering any passenger rail cuts proposed by British Railways, he will ensure that no further closures take place in Scotland, especially in the North-East.

There are no proposals before me to close a passenger service in Scotland. I have made clear my general policy on rail passenger closures, most recently in a letter to the chairman of the British Railways Board. I have placed a copy of that letter in the Library.