Defeated councillor named to North West Rail Campaign post
Monday, 24 November 2008
John Merry takes up a new post with the North West Rail Campaign following his local election defeat. Development of the heavy rail network is essential. Trains, unlike trams, have the capacity to manage to manage increasing passenger numbers. Hopefully Mr Merry will be able to use his new position to start lobbying for an improvement to rail facilities in Irlam - one of the most over-crowded commuter lines outside of London. Despite some recent investment Irlam possess one of the poorest quality stations in the country - with limited seating and shelter, no official parking area, no security system, no ticketing facilities and no real-time information. Commuter huddle together in buffeting winter rain for comfort before stepping onto expensive, crowded and filthy trains, with little chance of a seat. Irlam needs better quality facilities and trains now! Peak time return fare to Manchester is now almost £5 - considerably more expensive than the proposed congestion charge. Something to reflect upon before next month's vote.
Posted by Steve M at 10:47 am