Thursday, December 21, 2006

Council Pledges To Fight To Save South Reddish Station

[Council press release, 20/12/06]
Stockport Council pledged to save South Reddish Station from closure last night, as a Notice of Motion against Network Rail’s proposal was approved at the full Council meeting.

[Click here to see the full press release.

For a long time there has only been one passenger train a week, in one direction. It departs Stockport at 11:23 Saturday morning, passing through South Reddish (stopping on request only) at 11:27. It then calls at Denton, Guide Bridge before arriving at Stalybridge 11:44.

It keeps this line classified as a passenger line, not just freight, and reduces the tax to be paid by Network Rail, justifying the expense of the service.]