Page last updated at 15:05 GMT, Saturday, 28 November 2009

Minister backs railway campaign

The business secretary Lord Mandelson has backed a move to reopen the railway line between Beverley and York, campaigners have said.

George McManus, chairman of the Minsters' Rail Campaign, said Lord Mandelson had said he was delighted to support efforts to restore the line.

The business secretary gave his support to the project during a visit to Hull.

Reopening the line would result in faster journey times between Bridlington, York and Leeds.

Supporters believe it would also increase tourism in the areas.

A campaign started in 2001 to restore the line, which closed in 1965.

It has attracted the support of the East Riding Council and MPs, and the issue has been raised at Westminster.

Mr McManus said: "We are thrilled that Lord Mandelson is backing the campaign."

Print Sponsor

Hoteliers back railway campaign
24 Oct 09 |  Humber
Rail route reopening is feasible
21 Jun 05 |  Humber
Rail campaign gathers momentum
21 Aug 04 |  Humber

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2018 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific