Council backs MPs call for better train service

A call for a half-hourly service on the Bidston-Wrexham rail line through Neston by local MP Justin Madders has received the enthusiastic backing of Neston Town Council.

As well as seeking support from Arriva Trains Wales, the Welsh Assembly and the Transport Department, Mr Madders has drafted a public petition and has asked the Town Council to promote it.

The Town Council has instructed its Transport Working Group to ensure that the number of signatures is maximised.

The petition builds on the work the Town Council has been doing to improve the woefully inadequate public transport facility in Neston.

But there is also the urgent question of the huge difference between ticket prices on the Chester – Liverpool line and those on the Borderlands line through Neston. There seems no good reason why using Neston station should be so much more expensive than using stations in Ellesmere Port and Chester when travelling to the same destination.

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