Transport Infrastructure - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:44 pm on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Lord Greaves Lord Greaves Liberal Democrat 3:44 pm, 11th February 2020

My Lords, I give a perspective from the hills in the middle of the Pennines. I am interested in knowing that we are going to have more tree-dappled sunlight. We welcome the trees; the sunlight might be beyond even the present Prime Minister. I just point out that those of us who live in the corridor between east Lancashire and Skipton in the Aire Valley in Yorkshire are not bothered about having high-speed rail. We want our railway back: the 11 miles between Colne and Skipton. We would be quite happy for the trains to go at a normal speed, but please can we have our railway back?