Damien Moore MP calls for ‘Network North’ to reinstate the Burscough Curves.
Local member of Parliament, Damien Moore, is calling on the Government to fulfill its commitments to 'Level Up' the North by enhancing regional connectivity, promoting economic growth, and increasing regional economic integration.
Following today’s announcement that £19.8 billion will be invested into Northern Powerhouse Rail & local transportation networks across the Northwest, Mr Moore has immediately contacted Ministers to reaffirm that the reinstatement of the Burscough Curves would be a vital project for connectivity in the local area.
This news comes after Mr Moore has previously met with The Minister of State for Transport Huw Merriman to discuss the routes rail reintegration.
With the termination and reallocation of HS2 funding to Northern Powerhouse Rail, Mr. Moore is advocating for the reinstatement of the Burscough Curves rail link between Southport, Preston (Lancs), and Manchester Piccadilly, which would improve regional network capacity, standardise service accessibility, and reduce journey times.
Mr. Moore will continue working alongside community representatives, rail operators, and Government Ministers to campaign for the inclusion of this route within the Northern Powerhouse Rail's £19.8 billion Northern transportation portfolio.
Damien Moore, Member of Parliament for Southport, said:
“I support the Prime Minister in making sure that the North of England is well connected. That is why I have been leading the campaign to reinstate the Burscough curves, to secure improved regional rail connectivity to catalyse local tourism, trade and travel.
“To ‘Level Up’ Southport, we need to further strengthen our regional transportation infrastructure, enabling us to fully unleash the economic potential of Southport’s successful £37.5 million ‘Town Deal’ funding bid, by increasing rail capacity, speed, and service frequency.
“Network North’s £36-billion-pound Transportation Investment fund provides the opportune moment and programme for the Government to fulfil its ‘Levelling Up’ pledge to Southport, supporting vital local communities, economies, and infrastructure.”