Petition launched to improve Silverdale rail links

David Morris Morecambe and Lunesdale MP
David Morris Morecambe and Lunesdale MP

A petition has been launched calling for more trains to stop at Silverdale station.

People are being asked to sign up by both Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris and Silverdale Parish Council.

Mr Morris wants to improve the village’s connectivity with Manchester.

The petition reads: “We, the undersigned, support the campaign by David Morris MP and Silverdale Parish Council regarding train services to Silverdale Station.

“In particular; increasing the number of trains stopping at Silverdale, reducing overcrowding by the provision of more modern carriages, especially relevant to Northern Rail reversing the reduction of direct services to Manchester.”

Mr Morris said: “During my recent summer tour one of the biggest issues to be raised was the need for more trains to call at Silverdale Station.

“I have decided to issue this petition so that commuters in Silverdale can make their voices heard in Parliament and directly to the rail companies.”

The MP said he would present the petition to Parliament and rail companies.

It can be found at www.ipetitions.com/petition/silverdale or by contacting Silverdale Parish Council.