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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: North West remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for improving inter-regional rail links in the North West of England, particularly between East Lancashire and Greater Manchester. more like this
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Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
star this property uin HL2361 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The case for improving inter-regional rail links in the North West of England has been assessed in a number of studies including the Northern Hub and Network Rail’s Lancashire and Cumbria and North-West Route Utilisation strategies. The case will be further addressed in respect of Network Rail’s Control Period 6 (2019-20<ins class="ministerial">2</ins><del class="ministerial">1</del>4) and beyond through the Northern Route Study as part of Network Rail’s Long Term Planning Process to inform decisions on the Government’s Rail Investment Strategy for Control Period 6.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T12:12:57.52Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T12:12:57.52Z
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less than 2014-11-05T12:17:05.0180707Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T12:17:05.0180707Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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25208
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2489
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
100631
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: North West remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve rail links between East Lancashire and Manchester; and what factors were considered when making judgements about which projects to support. more like this
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Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
star this property uin HL2362 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Plans to improve rail links between East Lancashire and Manchester including the scheme to install a two-mile loop between Darwen and Sough tunnel (near Entwistle) to facilitate additional services between Blackburn and Manchester and the introduction of improved Burnley – Manchester services using the recently-constructed curve at Todmorden are being promoted by the relevant local authorities. The judgement of which projects to support is a matter for the promoters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T12:12:24.72437Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T12:12:24.72437Z
star this property answering member
1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2489
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
100632
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: North West remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they make of (1) the case for improved commuter services from Manchester to Clitheroe, (2) the case for improved commuter services from Manchester to Burnley, and (3) the case for restoring the rail link from Manchester to Rawtenstall. more like this
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Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
star this property uin HL2363 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government has recently concluded a consultation on the future of the Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises. We are currently analysing the responses and considering options for the specifications for these franchises, including those between Manchester and Clitheroe and Manchester and Burnley, which we expect to publish in the Invitations to Tender for both franchises in December this year.</p><p> </p><p>The case for restoring the rail link from Bury to Rawtenstall (part of the East Lancashire heritage railway) is being considered as part of the A56/M66 Haslingden/Rawtenstall to Manchester gateway study to be carried out by Lancashire County Council and Blackburn with Darwen Council.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T13:46:15.2030643Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T13:46:15.2030643Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2489
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
100633
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: North West remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many representations have been made to Ministers at the Department for Transport by Members of Parliament about regional rail link improvements from Manchester to East Lancashire since May 2010 including (1) to Clitheroe, (2) to Burnley, and (3) to Rawtenstall. more like this
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Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
star this property uin HL2364 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>A number of representations have been made by Members of Parliament since May 2010 concerning rail improvements in the North-West. In addition there has been one Adjournment Debate on improving rail services between Clitheroe, Blackburn and Manchester, one letter regarding improvements to Clitheroe, twelve Parliamentary Questions and six letters concerning the Todmorden curve or services to Burnley, and two Parliamentary Questions concerning the Rawtenstall rail extension project.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T12:11:51.8764285Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T12:11:51.8764285Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2489
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
1015159
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: North West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to secure skilled jobs in the rail industry for the North West of England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 195499 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Government is investing £48bn in Network Rail over 2019-2024, alongside significant projects like HS2. This significant investment in the rail network gives companies across the entire rail supply chain sector, including in the North West of England, the certainty to invest in people and skills.</p><p> </p><p>In 2016 DfT set ambitions through the Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy to increase apprenticeships in road and rail bodies to help address skills shortages in the transport sector and ensure that the transport sector has the capacity and capability to deliver planned investment.</p><p> </p><p>DfT works in collaboration with employers across the sector to create quality apprenticeships through an industry body, the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT) to deliver these ambitions. Network Rail, HS2, the Rail Delivery Group, the National Skills Academy for Rail and TfL are members of STAT. So far, over 5000 apprenticeships have been created in road and rail bodies.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2017, the Department for Transport has used its procurement to drive apprenticeship numbers through contracts, including those within the rail industry.</p><p> </p><p>Manchester's Growth Strategy is looking to maximise skills to make the most of the opportunities that HS2 will bring to the area and sets out aspirations to develop a skilled workforce through close work ‘with the four Universities within Greater Manchester to provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills through higher apprenticeship, graduate and post-graduate qualifications in close partnership with industry.</p><p> </p><p>Rail, like many other industries, have set out their interest in developing a Sector Deal and have been working across the industry and with government to develop their proposal. We expect a focus on skills and apprenticeships to form a key part of a Rail Sector Deal.</p><p> </p><p>We have also this year been running the Year of Engineering to increase the number and diversity of engineers across the UK and to address the engineering skills gap.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T14:24:42.397Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T14:24:42.397Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1015160
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: North West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to increase rail investment in the North West of England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 195500 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>We are delivering a comprehensive upgrade of the railway network across the North West that will modernise the infrastructure, improve stations, provide new trains, more seats, more services and reduced journey times. Northern and Trans Pennine Express will deliver space for an extra 40,000 passengers and more than 2,000 extra services a week. All their trains will be brand new or completely refurbished, and all the Pacer trains will be gone.</p><p> </p><p>We are planning to invest nearly £3bn upgrading the Trans Pennine route that will deliver improvements for passengers across the north including Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. This is one third of our expected investment in rail upgrades between 2019 and 2024, and our biggest planned investment project on the existing railway in the next five years.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also committed to developing Northern Powerhouse Rail - we have given Transport for the North £60m to develop proposals for the scheme, alongside £300m to ensure HS2 can accommodate future NPR services. At Budget 2018 we announced a further £37m for next year to continue to develop the scheme.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T13:09:14.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T13:09:14.357Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1015161
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: North West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the level of the economic contribution made by local supply chains in the Liverpool and Manchester Corridor to the rail industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 195501 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government values the contribution made by the rail supply industry to the UK economy. It is estimated that the rail industry and its supply chain employ up to 240,000 people and create up to £10.4 billion of GVA each year. There are significant rail industry clusters in both the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine, including firms such as Alstom and Wabtec Faiveley in North West England.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to supporting local rail supply chains through our industrial strategy and investment in the railway. For example, constructing the Ordsall Chord supported 2,000 jobs and 200 suppliers. £80 million was spent with companies within 25 miles of the project with 62% of those sub-contractors being small and medium-sized businesses. It has been built using mostly British steel, with the steel for the bridge fabricated in Bolton.</p><p> </p><p>More widely, 70% of the HS2 supply chain are small and medium-sized businesses.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T13:43:50.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T13:43:50.617Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1015162
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: North West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to promote rail apprenticeships in the North West of England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 195502 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>In 2016 DfT set ambitions through the Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy to increase apprenticeships in road and rail bodies to help address skills shortages in the transport sector.</p><p> </p><p>DfT works in collaboration with employers across the sector to create quality apprenticeships through an industry body, the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT) to deliver these ambitions. Network Rail, HS2, the Rail Delivery Group, National Skills Academy for Rail and TfL are members of STAT. So far, over 5000 apprenticeships have been created in road and rail bodies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since 2017, the Department for Transport has used its procurement to drive apprenticeship numbers through contracts, including those within the rail industry.</p><p> </p><p>Network Rail is committed to promoting its apprenticeship programmes, both in the North West and across the country. Network Rail reports that it has taken the following steps to promote its apprenticeships in the North West:</p><ul><li>career events, such as the National Apprenticeship Show in Bolton</li><li>local schools, colleges and UTCs, at locations including Preston, Manchester, Crewe and Wigan</li></ul><p> </p><p>This engagement enables Network Rail to promote work experience opportunities, insight talks, career opportunities and skill sessions.</p><p> </p><p>These opportunities are also promoted via digital advertising on social media platforms, job boards and at stations. Those who register their interest regarding apprenticeships can choose to be updated on new opportunities via text and email.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017/18 Network Rail’s London North West Route exceeded the public-sector target of having 2.3% of their headcount as apprentice starts and had 196 apprentices in the last financial year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T13:14:16.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T13:14:16.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1121783
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: North West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve accessibility on the railway for disabled passengers in the North West. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
star this property uin 245855 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to improving access to the rail network and a further 10 stations in the North West were included in the recent Access for All announcement. Northern Rail are required to spend at least £250,000 on station accessibility improvements in each year of their franchise and in addition deliver 10 accessible hub stations.</p><p> </p><p>New and refurbished trains that meet modern accessibility standards are being introduced in the coming months. These will provide audio visual passenger information systems, priority seating, and wheelchair spaces among other accessibility features for disabled passengers.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T11:02:56.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T11:02:56.627Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4458
unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
1121784
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: North West remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve rural train lines and services in the North West. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
star this property uin 245856 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The Northern and TransPennine Express franchises will transform rail services across the north. Rural lines in the north west will benefit from the removal of all Pacer trains, and all trains operating will either be new or fully refurbished. Stations in the region are also benefitting from some of the £55m investment by both franchises in improving facilities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T11:20:05.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T11:20:05.187Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4458
unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this