Northern Rail: Closures

Department for Transport written question – answered on 28th June 2017.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Labour, Bassetlaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the potential costs of closure of the Northern rail line from Sheffield to Worksop in the event of a fire at the abandoned waste recycling site at Sandy Lane, Worksop.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Location by location assessments of all possible line closures are generally not conducted as they would require a significant number of variables and assumptions. An estimate in this specific instance has therefore not been made. The industry focuses on developing robust contingency planning processes to minimise the impact to the customer in the event of a disruption.

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