Council leader welcomes rail link news

Published November 8, 2018 at 16:34

Council leader Councillor Alyson Barnes has welcomed news that Transport for the North are actively considering plans to restore Rossendale’s rail link.

The development, revealed on November 8, follows the Council and Lancashire County Council jointly commissioning a rail link study to explore the early strategic case for investment in a rail link.

Transport for the North was formed by the Government and is England’s first sub-national transport body.

Councillor Barnes said:

“Rossendale needs a rail link and it’s heartening to see that the government are actively considering putting it into the Transport for the North investment programme.

“At this stage we are looking for investment for a full business case which we will need for us to show the benefits of a rail link not just for our borough but the wider area.

“We will continue to make the case for a rail link and will continue to lobby government that securing one is vital to this borough’s long term prosperity.”


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