Workington commuters set to benefit from £48bn rail improvement programme

Mark Jenkinson, the Conservative candidate for Workington at the next election, has welcomed the inclusion of the Cumbrian Coast Rail Capacity Upgrade in Government’s £48 billion rail improvement programme

He was responding to the the announcement from the Transport Secretary that the Cumbrian Coast Capacity Upgrade is to be included in the largest rail modernisation programme since the Victorian times.

The Transport Secretary confirmed that commuters in Workington were to benefit while giving evidence to the Transport Select Committee in Parliament on Wednesday.

Grant Shapps confirmed the Conservatives’ commitment to the Cumbrian Coast Rail Capacity Upgrade, which will transform local rail services.

The Conservative Government are currently investing a record £48 billion in the nation’s railways – improving reliability and punctuality, upgrading trains and allowing passengers to benefit from quicker, more comfortable journeys.

Commenting, Mark Jenkinson said:

“I am delighted that the Conservatives are prioritising Cumbrian Coast Rail Capacity Upgrade as part of our plans to upgrade the nations’ railways – this will transform rail services for local people and make a real difference to the community here in Workington.

“Fast, reliable trains are vital, not just for boosting local growth, but to making areas like ours attractive places to live and start a business. Support for this project will be welcomed around the constituency.

“Boris Johnson and the Conservatives are ensuring no part of this country is left behind, and no business is held back, because of poor infrastructure. We will level up opportunities and renew the ties that bind our communities together.”