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Railways: Chorley

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many trains stopped at (a) Chorley and (b) Adlington on weekdays in the most recent period for which figures are available. (181454)

97 passenger trains stop at Chorley and 42 passenger trains stop at Adlington (Lancashire) on weekdays.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans there are to increase the (a) number and (b) capacity of trains calling at (i) Chorley and (ii) Adlington. (181796)

The rail White Paper was published in July 2007. It sets out the resources we intend to make available to the rail industry and the increases in capacity, as well as safety and performance that we expect the industry to deliver in return.

The Department for Transport is currently reviewing the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities’ bid for funding from the Transport Innovation Fund (TIF). The proposal seeks to address congestion issues within the Greater Manchester area through introducing a road congestion charge bid while also investing in providing additional public transport opportunities, as part of the TIF bid.