Re-open the Leamside rail link

Re-opening the #LeamsideLine will help to open up our region, making it easier to travel between #Newcastle Washington & Country Durham. Greater connectivity can help us build the critical mass of energy, innovation and skills the #NorthEast needs to thrive!

Parliament TV link:   https://twitter.com/i/status/1491105396010131456

Chi Onwurah 

(Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab)

I congratulate my hon. Friend on bringing this important debate. I am the Member of Parliament for Newcastle Central—not only the place, but the mainline train station of the same name. Does she agree that the Leamside line would give people from across the region access to Newcastle institutions, such as Newcastle College and Newcastle University, and that it would also give those institutions access to the wider region? The interconnectivity of which she talks is so important economically, and in creating a critical mass of energy, innovation and skills that will allow our economy to thrive.

 

HANSARD:

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2022-02-08/debates/534054DA-4D04-455C-B8CC-AC62D92B3F1A/LeamsideLine#contribution-A7E85425-6854-4242-B36D-2F8D35CA3A71

 

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