Nigel Jones, Conservative candidate for Ellesmere Port & Neston, has called for the re-opening of Ledsham station in Ellesmere Port.
The station closed after more than a century of service in 1959, but the Tory hopeful believes it’s time to re-open the train station to ease traffic congestion on key roads through Ledsham.
Ledsham has been the target for 2,000 new homes on Ledsham Road. Local residents have expressed concerns about the ability of local road connections to cope with the new people moving in to the area.
Commenting, Nigel said:
“There are thousands of new homes on their way in Ledsham and it’s essential that we have the right infrastructure for new and old residents alike.
“The Ledsham station closed in 1959, but with so many new families and commuters moving in to the area it’s time to re-open it again and make it easier for people to travel to Liverpool and down to Chester.
“I’m not going to be a politician who makes outlandish promises I can’t keep. But I’m also not going to be afraid of speaking out about the needs of our town. So whilst I can’t promise we’ll succeed, I’ll keep banging the drum for a re-opened station in Ledsham.”
Nigel Jones, who is currently a Borough Councillor, has written to the Chairman of Merseyrail making the case for the re-opening of the station.