Neston Town Council supports MP’s petition for improved rail services from Neston

Neston Town Councillors turned up in numbers to demonstrate their commitment to the campaign for improved rail services in the Town that has formed a key item in their debates in recent times. The contingent was led by the Mayor, Councillor Mike Shipman, who took the opportunity with colleagues to sign the petition.

The event was enlivened by a large number of students, and two senior staff, from Neston High School, who turned up for the 15.10 train towards Bidston (which arrived 12 minutes late!). They also signed the petition and demonstrated their enthusiasm for improved public transport.

Councillor Phil Lloyd, who is the lead on transport for Neston Town Council, took the opportunity to raise with the MP the issue of high fares from Neston, compared to nearby Hooton.

Neston Town Council is committed to support the petition and aims to secure at least 500 signatures. It will continue to support the campaign for more and cheaper trains from Neston with through services to Liverpool as a priority. It will host a major event during 2016 at which it will develop its position on improved connectivity with the growing economies of the Mersey –Dee area.

Members of the public are asked to sign the petition which may be downloaded from its website Copies may be signed at the Town Hall, Neston Community and Youth Centre and Neston Library. You can sign online at