As your MP I want to make sure I am being proactive in hearing about local transport needs for the future. From road to rail I want to hear your thoughts on what more needs to be done to improve transport across Warrington.
Recent events have seen significant change to our local transport needs, but I know people feel very strongly about the issue of congestion and how we balance economic and environmental needs. As we come out of lockdown, I want to make sure I can campaign for improvements to our local transport that reflect your concerns.
I have been a longstanding advocate for addressing traffic hotspots and improving our road surfaces and rail infrastructure. Warrington has a long-standing issue with the swing bridges in the town centre causing huge irritation and having a knock-on effect on the local economy, so I’ll be lobbying make sure funding is spent in the right places.
In addition, the Government are looking at re-opening rail lines which were axed in the 1960s. I am looking to consult on the re-introduction of the Warrington to Altrincham railway line which could include stations in Latchford, Thelwall, Lymm and Heatley.
We are planning on submitting a formal expression of interest to the Department for Transport to request that a potential new link between Warrington & Altrincham to be looked into. This is a project that I will be leading on personally with my constituency team.
This is the first stage of what will be a long-term campaign and follows my election pledge to campaign for a new public transport link in key areas of Warrington.