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Double boost for Blackburn-Bolton railway plan
10:41am Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
A LONG-RUNNING campaign to improve rail links between Bolton and Blackburn has received a double boost.
Electrification and the restoration of the “double track” railway between the towns are options being investigated by transport chiefs.
Now Bolton Council has agreed to seek an alliance to improve rail links and protect existing ones.
The authority will work with Blackburn with Darwen and Ribble Valley to launch a campaign for the replacement of the current single line.
Coun David Chadwick, Bolton Council's cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: “Network Rail has started to evaluate how the rail network in East Lancashire can be improved and have already carried out some proprietary investigation work.”