HL Deb 19 April 2000 vol 612 c110WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the railway line from Belfast to Larne is regarded by the European Union as a Euro-route; and if so, what benefits this confers. [HL2070]

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton

The Belfast to Lame railway is a section of the Cork-Dublin-Belfast-Larne-Stranraer conventional rail link which forms part of the trans-European transport network and which is one of the 14 priority projects adopted by the European Council at the Essen Council in December 1994. As such, any studies and work intended to improve the rail link would have the potential to benefit from European financial support.