Transportation Secretary Chris Grayling has consulted with Southport magnate worried over previous plans to change important train links to the town.Mr Grayling was welcomed to a roundtable meeting, held at Fletcher’s Lawyers, by Southport MP Damien Moore.Among those to go to were owners of stores, hotels and other companies who are combating against plans which would see the 30-year-old service from Manchester Piccadilly to Southport re-routed to other stations.The group likewise want to see much better services and updated rolling stock.
Southport overlooked as more cash vowed for Northern rail services Mr Grayling likewise went to the town in 2015 and stated he was checking out the possibility of re-opening the Burscough Curves trainline- which links Southport, Ormskirk, Preston and Wigan.Speaking after recently’s meeting, he said that the federal government was purchasing’the most significant rail modernisation program for over a century to enhance services for guests ‘. He likewise mentioned that Pacer trains would be replaced by 2020. He also thanked Mr Moore for setting up the meeting with service leaders. He added:”Damien cares passionately about his constituency and desires to
see Southport prosper.”This is among Britain’s excellent seaside towns and I know how crucial the town sees its service from Manchester Piccadilly as a way to guarantee that the town remains
a popular destination for commuters, holidaymakers and visitors.” We are dealing with Northern to see what can be done to make this happen.”Conservative MP Mr Moore added: “Southport is a wonderful location delighted in by countless visitors every year who concern delight in the sights. We’ve also got events such as the world-renowned Southport Flower Show, the
Funny Festival, the Air Program, and we often hold the Golf Open.”For all of these factors and more, it’s important that we have a contemporary updated train service fit for function, which will ensure that the town and whatever it has to use if taken pleasure in by generations to come. “