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Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Gill Furniss Gill Furniss Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make a decision on the Hope Valley Capacity Scheme submitted to his Department by Network Rail.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

On 13 February 2018, the Secretary of State announced his decision to provide Network Rail Infrastructure Limited with the legal powers to construct, operate and maintain new passing facilities and associated railway infrastructure on the Hope Valley route between Bamford and Hathersage and at Dore.

The decision letter and inspector’s report are available on the GOV website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/network-rail-hope-valley-capacity-order

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