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Leeds-Nottingham-Glasgow Services

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 26 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received regarding the proposed diversion of the Leeds-Nottingham-Glasgow rail services; and whether he is prepared to finance necessary repairs to the permanent way and viaducts of the route over and above the current level of investment in British Railways.

I have received a number of representations about British Rail's decision to divert the Nottingham-Glasgow service. The cost of necessary repairs to the permanent way and viaducts used by the passenger railway is already taken into account in setting the very substantial public service obligation grant and is not restricted by the investment ceiling.