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Rail Closures

Volume 21: debated on Thursday 1 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has received from British Railways any proposal relating to closures of lines which are currently in use.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has received any proposals from British Railways about the closure of branch lines, including the Barrow-Whitehaven-Carlisle line; and if he will make a statement.

When the British Railways Board proposes to withdraw rail passenger services from any station or stretch of line, it publishes the proposal locally and it comes to my right hon. Friend for decision if there are objections from users. Following is a complete list of current proposals in that category:

Railway lineStationsArea
Clayton West Junction-Clayton WestWest Yorkshire
Clayton WestSkelmanthorpe
Denby Dale-SheffieldPenistoneSouth Yorkshire
Nunnery Junction
Woodside Junction-SelsdonSouth London
Selsdon JunctionCoombe Road
Bingham Road
March East JunctionCambridgeshire/Lincolnshire
Spalding South Junction
Blaydon Junction-Tyne and Wear
Newcastle West Junction
Eltham ParkSouth East London
Broad StreetLondon
The board has not published any proposal to withdraw rail passenger services between Barrow and Carlisle.