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Railway Network

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will establish a dedicated unit within her Department to work with organisations working to re-open dismantled railways. (159767)

We have no plans to do so. Regional and local authorities are best placed to judge the contribution that a re-opened station or line would make to transport provision in their areas. We therefore look to them to develop a business case and take forward proposals of this sort. The Department is always willing to talk to scheme promoters on this basis.