§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton on 19 April (WA 110) regarding the Belfast to Lame railway line, why there have been no applications for European Union funding for the line since its classification as a Euro-route in 1994; and whether they will list other benefits which have accrued to the line as a result of being so designated [HL2217]
§ Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton
The Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company has not submitted an application for EU funding.
Translink has advised that no other benefits have accrued to the line as a result of being part of atrans-European rail network, largely because other parts of the network have been accorded greater priority in terms of funding.