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A Cumbrian MP has said that the fact that direct services from Manchester to the Lakes line and Furness are missing is unacceptable.
South Lakes MP Tim Farron has reiterated his call for direct trains from the Lake District to Manchester to be protected.
Plans to electrify routes around Manchester to create a “hub” would see an hourly service from the city to Preston, Carlisle and Scotland. But direct services to the Lakes line and Furness lines in Cumbria do not form part of the Department for Transport’s “High Level Output Specification.”
Speaking this morning, Tim said: