Railway Stations: Leigh

Department for Transport written question – answered on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Chair, Petitions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to site any new railway station for Leigh in Wigan borough.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

The Government’s policy is that it is for local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to determine the best way to meet local transport needs and take the first step in evaluating benefits and prioritising available resources. It would be for Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to develop such plans and secure funding.

TfGM is currently carrying out work to evaluate the feasibility of potential new rail stations and Metrolink stops in Greater Manchester, with a view to developing more detailed plans for a small number of stations that are likely to deliver the greatest value for money. Further details can be found at https://tfgm.com/2040/delivery-plan-2020-2025

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