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15.06.12

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Could improved links between East Lancashire and Manchester be on the cards?

Councillors are calling for a railway in the Valley to be considered, to reduce congestion on the roads.

But the costs of the scheme may not be covered by commuters alone, meaning that further investment would be necessary.

Whether the broader economic potential will be enough to consider ministers to approve such a scheme will be the challenge for those in the area, as they aim to improve their transport links with the wider region.

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