Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, is working with The Auckland Project and other local stakeholders to put forward a bid to look at re-opening the Weardale line with a branch spur to Crook via Howden-le-Wear too as a passenger service.
This is part of Richard’s ongoing work to improve transport in North West Durham, which you can read about here. Richard has recently announced that local funding has been offered for the feasibility study into his Consett-Tyne project, which you can read about here.
Alongside his work on the proposed Weardale train line, Richard is very keen to ensure better bus connections, particularly between Weardale, Crook, Willington and the rural villages with Durham City. Richard has recently met with the CEO of Go North East and has previously spoken with Arriva and Weardale Travel.
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