Rail Investment

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 4:13 pm on 16th July 2012.

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Photo of Jonathan Reynolds Jonathan Reynolds Labour, Stalybridge and Hyde 4:13 pm, 16th July 2012

I am pleased that the northern hub is proceeding. It could give us six trains an hour between Manchester and Leeds, running through my constituency. Does the Secretary of State agree that it would be wrong to sacrifice local services, such as those connecting Mossley and Ashton, to make way for extra inter-city services, and that the train operating companies should use any extra capacity and infrastructure to improve services for everybody?