Skip to main content

Blackpool North Station

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 208140, tabled on 3 September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with Network Rail on the timetable for temporary closure of Blackpool North station in relation to the electrification of line track in the last two months.

Answered on

8 September 2014

In the last two months Network Rail has had regular meetings with Department officials and train operators to discuss the overall programme of rail improvement in the North of England, including discussion regarding the timing of the temporary closure of the line serving Blackpool North Station. Train operators have put to Network Rail a strong view that the temporary closure of Blackpool North station for the works should fall outside Blackpool’s holiday season.

Named day
Named day questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.