Scaremongering afoot as MP denies Bebside station will be cut from plans
22 April 2021
The Minister of State for Transport, Chris Heaton-Harris, was in Blyth on Thursday 22nd April to meet with Blyth Valley MP Ian Levy.
In a statement following an article reporting that the planned bebside station was to be dropped, the minister stated that Bebside is still part of the bigger picture.
“Our plan is to deliver this project on time and on budget with a station at all six of the locations proposed including at Bebside.”
Ian Levy MP added: “Restoring passenger rail services to Bebside, Newsham and Seaton Delaval is one of the reasons that I got involved in politics as I had grown tired of hearing about it but nothing happening."
The government has commited £34million to the project with planning applications being submitted over the next month. The plan for the Northumberland Line sees Ashington, Bedlington, Bebside, Newsham and Seaton Delaval all linked to the Main Morpeth line as well as the Tyne & Wear Metro link at Northumberland Park.
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