Rossendale Rail Link Proposed

A local electrical engineer has developed proposals that would see passengers trains serve the Rossendale Valley using a restored link between the East Lancashire Railway and the Manchester Metrolink. The local council is looking to work with the local Chamber of Commerce to develop the proposals, whilst Lancashire County Council are already working on a report to improve connectivity in the area with

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Ed Balls expressed surprise about the connectivity to the area on a visit to the region with a candidate and supported a review of connectivity in the North West if Labour returns to power in May.

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However, the ELR has expressed concerns with regards to the proposal and how it would affect their heritage operations.

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