HC Deb 26 February 1964 vol 690 c90W
73. Sir K. Thompson

asked the Minister of Transport what reply he has made to the application by the Corporation of Liverpool for grant towards building a new road bridge at Longmoor Lane, Liverpool, where it crosses the Liverpool-Preston railway line.

Mr. Marples

The British Railways Board gave notice of their proposal to withdraw passenger services on the Wigan Wallgate-Liverpool Exchange line on 15th November last. If the section passing under Longmoor Lane is closed altogether, the cutting could be filled in, saving up to £60,000 in bridgeworks. But decisions on the future of the line have yet to be taken and in the meantime I have told the Liverpool Corporation that I am not prepared to make a grant towards the cost of reconstructing the present bridge.

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