§ Lord Greaves
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether through trains will continue to run between Scarborough, York, Leeds, Burnley Manchester Road, Preston and Blackpool following the introduction of the new Transpennine franchise on 1 February 2004. [HL787]
§ Lord Davies of Oldham
Through services between Blackpool and Scarborough will cease in December 2004. Transpennine will operate services from Scarborough to Leeds (and Liverpool) and the Strategic Rail Authority's intention is that the new northern franchise will operate services from Leeds to Blackpool, 70 per cent of which will be extended to York.