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Railways, Rural, Northwest England, Yorkshire & Humber

Department withholds cost data on closing North of England railway

The DfT said this week it could not release the full report on the Northern Trains franchise review - which includes cost information on closing a lightly used line - because it contained commercially confidential data.


A summary report of the franchise review (LTT 23 Mar) conducted by consultant Steer Davies Gleave explains that a case study was undertaken into closing the Carnforth-Settle Junction line which is used by ten trains a day between Lancaster and Leeds and serves four rural...

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