Text us your news! Start your message Warrington News and send any photos or videos to 80360
Campaign launches to improve station
11:00am Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
A THREE pronged campaign to improve train services in Whittle Hall, Great Sankey and Penketh has been launched by Warrington South Labour Party.
Campaigners want to improve Sankey Station, secure funding to build a new terminal at Chapelford and reintroduce a Sunday service for Great Sankey.
To kick off the campaign, Labour campaigners have highlighted the ‘shocking state’ of Sankey station while Great Sankey Parish Council has written to Northern Rail and Network Rail to demand a meeting and urgent improvements.
- Craters and potholes on the car park
- Flooding of the car park in wet weather
- Poor lighting
- Mud, litter and weeds
- Inadequate waiting area on the Eastbound platform
- No electronic displays or even a functioning PA system.
Nick Bent, Labour parliamentary spokesman for Warrington South, lives on Station Road in Great Sankey and commutes to work every day from Sankey station.
He said: “Labour is fighting for better train services and better passenger facilities here because it is vital to the prosperity of local families.
“People voted for Labour expecting tangible action for the local community and that’s what we will deliver.”
Meanwhile Whittle Hall Clr Faisal Rashid raised the issue at full council and Monday and was told funding had been applied for.