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:
|Clayton West Junction-||Clayton West||West Yorkshire|
|Denby Dale-Sheffield||Penistone||South Yorkshire|
|Woodside Junction-||Selsdon||South London|
|Selsdon Junction||Coombe Road|
|March East Junction||—||Cambridgeshire/Lincolnshire|
|Spalding South Junction|
|Blaydon Junction-||—||Tyne and Wear|
|Newcastle West Junction|
|—||Eltham Park||South East London|