More Buses and Trains for Neston – Fair Fares for Neston!
“It’s like living in the outback” [Quote from one person interviewed]
Four Neston Town Councillors – Pat Kynaston, Ceri Lloyd, James Wilkie and Phil Lloyd – braved the cold and sleet to meet the public at Neston Market on Friday 15th January. They met with a warm reception from the public and traders – many of whom signed the petition from local MP Justin Madders, who supported the Town Council’s claim for a half-hourly rail service and through trains to Liverpool.
The public raised many other issues with the Councillors.
The high cost of fares on buses and trains;
The lack of good connections with Hooton Station;
The lack of good links to Arrowe Park and Chester;
The lack of information on the services available in Neston – and changes to those services;
Poor reliability – especially in the last few months on the trains.
On a positive note – there was great satisfaction expressed about the 487 Service to and from Liverpool.
The councillors collected over 150 signatures to add to the many who have already signed the petition on Justin Madders’ website, but can also be signed on the notice board in Sainsbury’s and in Boot’s. Other locations are also being asked to give prominence to the petition.
Councillor Phil Lloyd, lead councillor for Public Transport on Neston Town Council, said:
“Neston Town Council was pleased to secure Justin Madders’ support for our campaign and we are taking that campaign out to the public as we did at Neston Market. We are asking people what are their priorities in transport; and their answers to the questions we asked them on Friday suggest that the Town Council is right to give this issue a high profile. We will publish a summary of those views at the end of our consultation on a Public Transport Standard for Neston after that consultation ends on 29 February. Meanwhile we urge people to continue to let us have their views on our priorities for public transport.”