HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c5W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated cost per week is of reopening a closed railway where the trackbed is in good condition. [79084]

Mr. Jamieson

It is not possible to give a generalised figure. The cost would depend on location, planned usage, the condition of existing or provision of new infrastructure, and a host of other factors. A meaningful cost estimate could only be made on a case by case basis, and would be unlikely to be best expressed as a 'cost per week'.