Northern has said that additional services could be provided to Manchester Piccadilly by 2019 once the delayed electrification programme releases more trains. But Damien is urging Northern to look at other options now to protect Southport’s essential services into all parts of Manchester.
He met local rail campaigners at his office in Southport to discuss how to reinforce the case to maintain current connectivity, whilst pressing for Southport to get the standards of train speed and quality which a place of our size expects.
Commenting, Damien said: “I maintain my belief that it is not acceptable for my constituents in Southport to be disadvantaged and overlooked when it comes to rail service proposals by Northern. I will continue to work with local groups and press for an improved service from Southport to other major destinations.”