Skip to main content

Railways: Greater Manchester

Volume 685: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In view of the overcrowding experienced by rail passengers in the northern part of Greater Manchester, what plans they have to encourage the procurement of additional rolling stock.[HL7748]

Options in the recently published Department for Transport (DfT) north-west regional planning assessment include lengthening trains to accommodate passenger growth. DfT is also working with Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive on their integrated transport strategy, which includes public transport enhancements, and may include rail proposals.