Layla Moran

Moran welcomes Cotswold line investment plan, but calls for wider strategic rail network for Oxfordshire


Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has welcomed news that the North Cotswold Line Task Force have submitted proposals to improve the line to the Government, calling for a “wider strategic rail network for our county, including the Cowley Branch Line and new stations at Grove and Begbroke.”

Moran met on Tuesday with officials from the Department for Transport to make the case for a strategic network across Oxfordshire.

Whilst Layla has said she fully supports the plans for the Cotswold line, she has made it clear that “we need to be joined-up, and pool our efforts to deliver the best rail network possible for the communities we represent.”

Commenting, Layla said:

“It’s fantastic that the plans for the Cotswold line are moving forward, but we are in danger of missing a golden opportunity here.

“This needs to be part of a wider strategic rail network for our county, including the Cowley Branch Line and new stations at Grove and Begbroke.

“If we’re serious about getting people out of cars and using sustainable transport every day, we need serious rail connectivity locally. We need to be strategic and joined-up, and pool our efforts to deliver the best rail network possible for the communities we represent.”


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