Motion S4M-12920: Steam Train Ban

10 Apr 2015

That the Parliament notes the recent concerns raised by local businesses in Mallaig after Network Rail issued a six-week ban on the licence of the Lancashire-based operator, West Coast Railways; considers that West Coast Railways’ The Jacobite steam train service is an extremely important contributor to the economy of Mallaig and its surrounding area; understands that this ban was imposed after one of West Coast Railways’ trains ran through a red light; considers that Network Rail is right to have emphasised the importance of railway safety, but hopes that a solution can be found sooner rather than later so that Mallaig’s local economy will not be negatively affected.