Railways: Brighton

HM Treasury written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what feasibility work the Government has undertaken on the establishment of a Brighton Mainline 2; if he will make it his policy to allocate spending for such a line under the Budget in July 2015; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The government notes the support this proposal has received, and is taking these proposals seriously.

The government announced at Budget earlier this year that funding would be provided for a further study into re-opening the Lewes-Uckfield line.

The Chancellor will set out his Budget next week.

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