HL Deb 03 December 2003 vol 655 c30WA
Lord Berkeley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 12 November (WA 202), what indications of funding they have given in respect of the proposed Cambridge-St Ives guided busway; and whether similar funding could be available for a rail- based solution with similar benefits. [HL7]

Lord Davies of Oldham

The Department for Transport has undertaken an assessment of the Cambridge-St Ives guided busway appraisal, including an assessment of higher cost rail-based options for the corridor. The Government are still considering Cambridgeshire County Council's funding application for this scheme.