§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton on 11 April (WA 37–38) concerning funding for railways in Northern Ireland, what were the plans for Newry Station as listed in the Transportation Sub-Programme 1994–99; and what were the reasons for the withdrawal of the funding application from the European Union. [HL2094]
§ Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton
The project comprised a new station building, provision for 171WA disabled access, upgrading to platforms and canopies, external environmental improvements and a new access roadway. A private sector developer was to provide the access roadway. When this was not possible the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company withdrew the application.