Calder Valley Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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Photo of Holly Lynch Holly Lynch Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2015 to Question 11117, when speed and capacity improvements will be started between Hebden Bridge and Bradford.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Network Rail are currently preparingadraftupdate tothe Enhancements Delivery Planfor publicationin due course. This will provide details of individual projects. Following publication,my Department will hold a short period of stakeholder consultation.The works on the Calder Valley, which include the route between Hebden Bridge and Bradford, are currently being planned. The intention is to complete the works in phases, starting at the Western end and finishing in time to provide a diversionary route such that the Transpennine Route Upgrade can be completed by 2022.

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