[C]arlisle MP, John Stevenson, organised a breakfast meeting with Carlisle stakeholders to discuss the opportunities presented by the Borderlands initiative.
The meeting discussed the opportunities that the Borderlands Growth Deal could bring to Carlisle, but focused on the future development of Carlisle Citadel Station.
Mr Stevenson said: “Carlisle Citadel Station is already an important logistical point in Cumbria, west Northumberland, and the Scottish Borders. However, I believe that the station has the potential to become even more than it is now, and the Borderlands Growth Deal could be the opportunity to achieve this.
“We were given this opportunity by the Government when the Chancellor announced the Borderlands Growth Deal in last year’s Autumn Statement, but it is now up to us to provide the Government with shovel ready projects they can invest in.
“As Champion of the Borderlands Initiative, I am eager to make the most of this opportunity for our area.”
The meeting took place at the Crown Hotel in Wetheral on Friday 4th May 2018.