Manchester Airport: Railways

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 28 January 2016.

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Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Labour, Wrexham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2016 to Question 20950, which routes would offer greater benefits from the additional paths referred to in that answer than the proposal from Arriva Trains Wales.

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

The successful bidder for the new Northern franchise has proposed new direct links between Manchester Airport and Bradford (via Rochdale, Halifax and the Calder Valley), and between Manchester Airport and Liverpool (via Warrington Central). It will be for the Office of Rail and Road to determine the allocation of scarce capacity to/from Manchester Airport between the competing potential uses.

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