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Railways: Voluntary Sector

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will visit the North York Moors Railway to meet the volunteers who man the operation to discuss the running of the railway. (212663)

The Secretary of State for Transport has no immediate plans to visit the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations she has received on the effect on volunteers in community and other railways of recent rising fuel costs in enabling them to travel to railway stations; and if she will make a statement. (212664)

The Secretary of State has not received any direct representations on this issue. Community Rail volunteers are typically members of the communities those railways serve. They therefore tend to live close to those railways, and often have low transport costs in getting to the relevant local rail stations.