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Chathill train users urged to give views

Chathill Railway Station.

Chathill Railway Station.

MP Sir Alan Beith has urged Chathill train users to give their views on Northern Rail services.

The Government has launched a consultation on the future specification for the services now run by Northern Rail.

Sir Alan said: “Although station closures are not suggested or considered in this consultation, any reduction of the present twice-a-day commuter service from Chathill, Widdrington and Acklington, would be virtual closure, and what we need is improvement in that service.

“The consultation asks whether service reduction on little-used services could be used to help fund better trains. I believe the Chathill and Widdrington service would be better used if it was a better service, and if it picked up passengers at Belford, where plans already exist to open a platform.”

Visit www.gov.uk/government/consultations/future-of-northern-and-transpennine-express-rail-franchises

 

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