East Lancashire MPs back action on rail hub plan

EAST Lancashire MPs Jack Straw and Andrew Stephenson have joined forces across party lines at Westminster to back a call for the Government to step up action on the £530 million Northern Rail Hub plan.
The Blackburn Labour MP and his Pendle Tory neighbour are among 49 in the Commons to sign a Parliamentary motion urging Ministers to make a full commitment to the blueprint which includes electrifying the Manchester to Preston line.
The Early Day Motion on the Westminster Order Paper says: “We welcome the growth in rail patronage experienced over the last 10 years and recognise that there is... read more

 
22 June 2012 in Regional North West , Views: 2
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