Lakes Line investment must still go ahead - MP
Last week the government announced that it would shelve plans to electrify the Lakes Line. The project, costing £16m, was due to take place by 2017, but had been repeatedly delayed.
This decision came just days before the government reaffirmed its commitment to Crossrail 2 – a rail scheme in London which it is estimated will cost about £30bn.
An independent study commissioned by the Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership suggests that a passing loop would cost just under £10million.
Tim Farron, Westmorland and Lonsdale MP said: “The government must not pull investment from the rural north... read more
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