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CUTS IN NORTHERN RAIL SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1846: tabled on 30 October 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House condemns the decision of the Strategic Rail Authority to scrap the direct Leeds-Carlisle-Glasgow rail service; further expresses its opposition to recent reductions in train services between Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland and Hartlepool and calls for those services to be reinstated; is further concerned about reports of potential reductions in direct services between Newcastle and Saltburn (via Darlington) and calls for the maintenance of those services for the benefit of the public, the environment and the economy of the North of England; and further expresses concern about the potential long-term loss of rail workers' jobs in Newcastle upon Tyne, Middlesbrough, Darlington and Hartlepool that these service reductions are likely to bring about.

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.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.