Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport told Rosie Cooper MP “Of course, the people of West Lancashire will be getting the benefit of the investment programme in the line from Manchester to Blackpool. It is a huge investment in improving the services on that route. That, right now, is our priority. After that, I hope we will move forward with other projects that can make a difference to passengers in Lancashire and elsewhere in the north-west”.
Well, that is one hell of a difference as we move to the Manchester/Blackpool route!