§ Mr. Richard Wainwright
asked the Minister of Transport by what date he expects to be in possession of the estimated costs of a Government social grant for a passenger rail service calling at the Yorkshire stations of Greenfield and Marsden.
§ Mr. Carmichael
Greenfield and Marsden are served by the Manchester to Huddersfield stopping service. My right hon. Friend consented to the closure of seven intermediate stations along the route on 8th May, 1968, and deferred a decision on another five, including Greenfield and Marsden. Since a reduced service will not be introduced before September, 1968, an application for grant, giving the estimated costs and revenue for the service, will not be submitted by the Railways Board until November, 1968 to permit the Board to have at least a month's operating experience.