Join us to finally have our say on trains though Denton Station in:
Thu 3rd July 2014, 10.30am – 1pm
Committee Room A, County Hall, Lancashire County Council
With the new franchise for Northern Rail commencing in February 2016, the Department for Transport has finally announced the start of the consultation process which will allow us to make the case for a regular passenger service through Denton Station.
Northern Rail has held the franchise- the licence to operate the passenger trains passing through Denton Station- since 2004. This was originally awarded for 6 years and 9 months, but has been renewed by the Department of Transport several times meaning that there has not been a formal consultation for over a decade as Northern have been allowed to operate trains until 2016.
The process to decide if Northern will continue to run the service after February 2016 is the objective of the franchise tendering process. If Northern continue to operate the line, current routes will change and this is what is up for discussion at the consultation. It may also be the case that Northern are not awarded a contract renewal and another company will take over. Either way, it is time to get our views heard about the line passing through Denton and Reddish South Station at this critical opportunity!
Please contact us to pledge your support and your ability to attend the consultation where friends and members of Denton Station will be finally able to have a say.
We look forward to seeing you soon!