HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c832W
12. Mr. Moore

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions she has held with the chairman of the Strategic Rail Authority about the future of the Waverley line from Edinburgh to Carlisle. [65309]

Mrs. McGuire

I understand that the Waverley Railway Partnership recently launched a consultation process, which will run until the end of August, in conjunction with detailed technical assessments of the route to give the people of Midlothian, the Borders and Edinburgh an opportunity to comment on the re-establishment of the line.

I hope to discuss a range of issues including the proposed reopening of the Waverley line when my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and I meet senior management of Railtrack later this month.