Speaking during Transport Questions, Harriett Baldwin calls on the Government to look again at the compelling strategic outline business case for doubling the North Cotswold line between Oxford and Worcester.
Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire) (Con)
15. What steps he is taking to improve local transport services. (900116)
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Trudy Harrison)
Driving improvements to local transport services is vital to levelling up. That is why we have committed £5 billion this Parliament to do that.
Given the growing popularity of the Worcestershire Parkway station, which is at the intersection of the North Cotswold line and the Cross Country line, will the Minister ask her colleague’s officials to look again at the compelling strategic outline business case for doubling the North Cotswold line between Oxford and Worcester?
The £500 million restoring your railway fund is supporting more than 45 schemes in England and Wales by providing funding and advice. In answer to her question, it would probably be most appropriate for her to have a meeting with the relevant Minister, the Minister of State, Department for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Aldridge-Brownhills (Wendy Morton).