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Wrexham And Shropshire Railway

EDM number 1363 in 2010-12, proposed by John McDonnell on 27/01/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Railways.

That this House is dismayed at the decision of Wrexham and Shropshire railway to cease operating from 28 January 2011; notes the decision has been made despite the fact that according to Passenger Focus it was voted best operator by passengers with a 96 per cent. satisfaction rating; is deeply concerned that, because this was an open access operator and not a franchise, the owners of Wrexham and Shropshire railway, Deutsche Bahn, have been able to ignore the social, environmental and economic benefit of the service and instead been free to cut and run purely on financial grounds; believes that, as the Department for Transport gave permission for the service and the Welsh Assembly Government provided start-up investment, the operation should be nationalised to protect the investment of taxpayers and the interest of passengers and also the jobs of the staff who made the railway such a success; further believes that our railways are too important to be left to open access operators who can simply walk away from providing rail services with impunity; and calls for a full public inquiry into this issue.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

John McDonnell27/01/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Jim Dobbin31/01/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn31/01/2011Newport WestLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn31/01/2011Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Alan Meale31/01/2011MansfieldLabourSeconded
Martin Caton01/02/2011GowerLabourSeconded
Stephen Hepburn02/02/2011JarrowLabourSigned
Ian Lavery02/02/2011WansbeckLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins04/02/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Katy Clark07/02/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz07/02/2011Walsall SouthLabourSigned
David Crausby10/02/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Linda Riordan10/02/2011HalifaxLabourSigned

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