There are a number of actions that local residents can take in support of the station:
1. Write to CWaC in support of parking at the Beeston Auction site
The closure of the Beeston Auction site opposite the station will create the opportunity for land to be secured for parking opposite the station and we urge Chester West and Chester Council (CWaC) to consider this in any future planning application. This is a golden opportunity for ‘joined up thinking‘ on meeting the future transport needs of the constituency.
Please write to your local Councillors:
- For Beeston, Mike Jones
- For Tarporley, Eveleigh Moore Dutton email@example.com
2. Write to the MP for Eddisbury, Edward Timpson
As well as enabling local people to access Crewe and Chester with their connecting services the station would support the Government’s national objectives:
HS2 and Investment in the North
With the recent HS2 announcement the line from North Wales and Chester into Crewe will be vital in feeding passengers in to the new terminal. A new station would be an important part of showing how this national project benefits the local community.
With Government’s commitment to ‘levelling up the economy‘ the re-opening of the station would be a perfect example of a relatively low cost infrastructure development that could be delivered in a short space of time. The catchment area has increased significantly in recent years with new housing in Tarporley and surrounding villages.
This project would contribute to meeting the Government’s environmental commitments. It would reduce road traffic into both Crewe and Chester during the busy commuting times and reduce the overall traffic on the A51 which is already overstretched.
Please write to the MP for Eddisbury, Ed Timpson, firstname.lastname@example.org. A recent article in The Paper re-iterated that he will support the station if the people want it, read the article here.
3. Write to Transport for the North (TfN)
Transport for the North (TfN) is a partnership, they bring the North’s 20 local transport authorities and business leaders together with Network Rail, Highways England, and HS2 Ltd, and work with Central Government. They enable the North to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy.