Good news for Morley Train Station

Over the last couple of weeks there’s been some good news for Morley train station and passengers and local residents.

Most local people will remember the tragic death of Natasha back in 2010. At the time I wrote to Network Rail to ask them to build a bridge at the site to prevent another accident happening in the same place. Back then they said this wouldn’t be possible.

Network Rail have now said they are now planning to build a bridge that will enable the public footpath to re-open and so pedestrians will be able to cross the railway line safely. It’s great that they’ve changed their mind.

And back in the summer I met with Morley Councillor, Neil Dawson and regional transport bosses to look at wider improvements needed at Morley train station.

In our meeting we called for action on the improvements needed at Morley Station in particular problems with parking and access. I’m really pleased to see plans now afoot to improve parking in the station car park.

But there’s still a lot more to do and I’m calling for Morley to be part of a national programme of rail improvements and have written to transport ministers to make the case for Morley to get the station the town deserves.

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Posted February 13th, 2013 by Ed