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Railways: North-west

Volume 686: debated on Friday 3 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the east Lancashire railway line is considered to be part of a trans-Pennine service or whether it is considered to be local and rural rail.[HL7937]

Services in east Lancashire between Preston and Burnley are provided by Northern Rail, which is classified as a regional train operator.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the north-west regional planning assessment for the railway rules out the reinstatement of the Colne to Skipton line and the reinstatement of passenger services on that line.[HL7974]

The north-west regional planning assessment does not rule out the reinstatement of the Colne to Skipton line or passenger services on that line.