West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:
“I know that the Conservative-led Government has banned any new rail schemes, which is a short-term, short-sighted decision that is typical of this Government.
“I will continue to push for the Burscough Curves scheme and have written to Network Rail in recent weeks on this issue. I am pleased that the scheme is progressing despite the Government putting up barriers. I and everyone involved are committed to the long-term future of this scheme and to making it happen.