FRANCHISE UPDATE- Today we received a copy of a letter sent by the Chairman of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce to the Department for Transport putting forward their recommendations for the new franchise. Click here for the letter: Northern TPE Franchise consultation. In particular we were very pleased to see the group specifically supporting Denton and Reddish South Stations. In the letter it states
- There are also aspirations from local businesses in Stockport and Tameside for a new service from Stockport to Manchester Victoria via Denton and Reddish South stations. Whilst Denton and Reddish are currently lightly used, there is considerable investment being attracted to the eastern side of the city, creating jobs that need to be accessed so we would be keen to see if a business case could be built whilst the largest scale re-mapping of services in living memory is underway.
It is so pleasing to see our campaigns being recognised by leading business groups and we thank them for taking up the cause as well as MP Andrew Gwynne.