Blackpool North Station

Transport written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions officials in his Department have had with Network Rail on the timetable for temporary closure of Blackpool North station in relation to the electrification of line track in the last two months.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

In the last two months Network Rail has had regular meetings with Department officials and train operators to discuss the overall programme of rail improvement in the North of England, including discussion regarding the timing of the temporary closure of the line serving Blackpool North Station. Train operators have put to Network Rail a strong view that the temporary closure of Blackpool North station for the works should fall outside Blackpool’s holiday season.

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