Railways: North of England:Written question - HL12018

Asked by Lord Bradshaw
Asked on: 04 December 2018
Department for Transport
Railways: North of England
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of whether the proposals from Transport for the North for a rail route across the Pennines makes adequate provision for the movement of freight.
Answered by: Baroness Sugg
Answered on: 13 December 2018

The Department has received a number of proposals to support freight capacity across the Pennines including the Trans Pennine route and Skipton to Colne. Officials continue to work closely with TfN and Network Rail on these proposals. We are currently considering next steps on the provision of additional rail freight capacity and capability across the Pennines and expect to make an announcement shortly.

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