Keswick MP Trudy Harrison is one of four Cumbrian MPs to have supported a bid for the reinstatement of the Keswick to Penrith Rail Link which has been submitted to the Department for Transport’s Ideas Fund.
Trudy along with Dr Neil Hudson MP, Mark Jenkinson MP and John Stevenson MP supported the bid, submitted by Allerdale Borough Council in conjunction with CKP Railway Plc. The bid, which is in the early stages, also received support from the Cumbrian LEP, Cumbria Tourism and Eden Borough Council.
Speaking on behalf of the four MPs, Mark Jenkinson MP For Workington, said: “Improved transport in Cumbria is very important and I strongly support the Penrith to Keswick line being reinstated.
“This railway line will not only benefit residents across Cumbria, providing greater transport options, it will also join up Cumbria for tourists, giving a direct route from Carlisle Lake District Airport to the Lake District.
“Cumbria is a vast county however, and as MPs we are determined to improve transport infrastructure to realise the county’s potential.”