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MP slams Government for completely ignoring Cumbria in new HS2 plans

December 7, 2017 1:59 PM

Local MP Tim Farron has hit out at the Government for completely ignoring Cumbria after new plans showed that HS2 trains from London will pass through the county without stopping.

A new report from the government has revealed that London trains will not stop between Preston and Glasgow or Edinburgh, forcing Cumbrian passengers to change trains.

Tim has tabled a motion in Parliament calling on the Government to amend these plans so that high speed trains will stop at Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle.

Tim said: "All of us in Cumbria have helped pay the huge bills for building HS2, but all we will see of those fast trains is a blur as they speed through our county without even stopping.

"This is a huge slap in the face from the Government - especially for local businesses.

"I have put down a motion to Parliament calling for HS2 fast trains to stop at Oxenholme and other Cumbrian stations.

"After London, the Lake District is Britain's biggest visitor destination - it is simply madness not to have the new fast trains stopping here."