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RURAL RAIL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 672A1: tabled on 26 May 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Ben Bradshaw on 20 May 1999. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add 'and in particular condemns the actions of Wales and West trains for removing the popular and well used services at 5.50 am to Swansea from Milford Haven and Haverfordwest and 16.05 pm return simply because they are not stipulated in the Passenger Service Requirement.'.

Original motion text

That this House expresses concern about recent cuts to some rural rail services which follow the decline in service levels on many rural railway lines over the last fifteen years, and by recent comments by senior rail industry figures that buses could replace rural rail services; believes that rural rail has a vital role to play in boosting rural economies, promoting sustainable tourism, relieving road congestion and providing a lifeline service for those without access to a car; commends the success of community rail partnerships in regenerating rural rail services; and calls on the Government and the new Strategic Rail Authority to give a strong commitment to the future of rural rail services by developing a strategy for revitalising the rural rail network through community rail partnerships and by, wherever possible, renegotiating the Passenger Service Requirements to reverse cutbacks, and by protecting a level of service equivalent to the highest level operated in any year since 1985.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.