Parliamentary Blog

Oral Contribution: 19th December, 2018

It is a great pleasure to follow Kevin Hollinrake, who spoke thoughtfully and forensically about the rail issues across Yorkshire, and my hon. Friend Paula Sherriff, who spoke with great passion and vigour. I will just make a few remarks very quickly.

There are two main lines throughout the Keighley constituency, the Airedale and Wharfedale lines, which were electrified in 1994. Many people built their lives—their journeys into work and their children’s journeys to school, and so on—around those lines. Traditionally, they have been high performing, which makes it even more frustrating for so many people that over the last year the performance levels have sunk abysmally low...