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Harrogate To London Direct Rail Services

EDM number 2124 in 2007-08, proposed by Phil Willis on 21/07/2008.
Categorised under the topic of Railways.

That this House welcomes the application for regulatory approval for Harrogate Trains Limited to operate a direct rail service connecting Harrogate, Starbeck, Knaresborough and Wetherby to London; recognises the lack of direct return services between the capital and the Harrogate area; understands that, if approved, the rail service could commence as early as summer 2009; further understands that this investment will benefit conferences and tourists visiting Harrogate and the surrounding district; believes that some 100,000 long distance road journeys per year could be saved by these proposals; and agrees that such a direct rail service would boost the Harrogate economy, and give passengers a fully-deserved and long awaited service whilst providing significant environmental benefits.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Phil Willis21/07/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratProposed
John McDonnell22/07/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
John Leech22/07/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn22/07/2008Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Stephen Williams22/07/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ann Cryer22/07/2008KeighleyLabourSeconded
Alan Simpson22/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Ian Gibson06/10/2008Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock06/10/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins07/10/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mark Hunter07/10/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Davies08/10/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Bill Etherington13/10/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross20/10/2008TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned

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