§ The Earl of Mar and Kellie
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether there is a future for the Lisburn-Antrim railway line after the current funding runs out in March 2003. [HL1775]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
The future of rail services on the Lisburn to Antrim line has been uncertain since the Railways Task Force produced its report in September 2000. On the basis of the data available, the case for the continuance of regular services on this line is not compelling. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with responsibillity for Transport, Angela Smith MP, intends to make a written statement on this matter in the near future.