Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, Justin Madders has called for action after it was revealed that Neston station has the 15th most unreliable service in the whole country, with 14.5% of trains delayed by more than ten minutes or cancelled. The analysis looked at the 1,884 stations in England with more than ten services each day.
In addition to being unreliable, the hourly service in Neston is also far less frequent than other areas and requires changes to reach locations like Liverpool and Chester, resulting in lengthy journey times.
Since being elected, Madders has campaigned for improvements at the station, calling for half-hourly services when the new Borderlands Line franchise is introduced, with the eventual goal of securing electrification of the line. He has also called for Transport Ministers to intervene after pointing out that Neston residents pay higher fares than those in neighbouring areas for similar journeys.
Commenting, Justin Madders said:
“People in Neston have had to put up with a second class rail service for too long. It is completely unacceptable that Neston has less frequent, less reliable and more expensive rail services than neighbouring areas.
“The substandard rail service isn’t just hugely inconvenient, it also reduces the career opportunities available for Neston residents who do not have access to a car. Those who do use the services available now run the risk of being significantly late, particularly as there is only a 6 minute changeover at Bidston for people travelling on to Liverpool.
“I will continue to fight for the improvements that people in Neston deserve and I will do everything I can do ensure that the introduction of the new franchise is not a missed opportunity.”
Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, Justin Madders has called for action after it was revealed that Neston station has the 15th most unreliable service in the whole country, with 14.5%...
Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, and Shadow Health Minister, supported the British Lung Foundation’s lung health awareness campaign by taking their online ‘breath test’ at the Houses of Parliament and encouraging others to do the same.
The charity’s UK-wide campaign aims to raise awareness that feeling out of breath doing everyday tasks could be a sign of lung disease.
“Completing the BLF’s online ‘breath test’ is a really easy way of checking your lung health. I’d encourage everyone to try it. It’ll either give you peace of mind or start you on a path to help manage your breathlessness.
“There are thousands of local people with a lung condition, but not everyone’s aware they have one. You really should ‘listen to your lungs’ if you feel breathless.
“Together we can ensure that those people who are suffering with an undiagnosed lung condition seek help and get the support they need. If you’re even slightly worried a loved one has been feeling increasingly short of breath – please make sure they take the online breath test or visit their GP."
Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, and Shadow Health Minister, supported the British Lung Foundation’s lung health awareness campaign by taking their online ‘breath test’ at the...
Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has given his support to a new ivory surrender initiative launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade.
Members of the public are being invited to surrender their own ivory which will be destroyed as part of a campaign to close the UK’s ivory market and save this iconic species from the threat of extinction.
“With elephant populations facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year, I am very pleased to support this important IFAW initiative which enables members of the public to make a real difference for elephants and their future survival.
“The legal ivory trade often provides a smokescreen for more illegal killing of elephants and by donating unwanted ivory pepole can make a positive contribution to elephant protection. I would encourage any of my constituents who have unwanted ivory to support IFAW’s ivory surrender which will help ensure that ivory is only valued on a live, wild elephant, where it belongs.”
Anyone wishing to donate ivory items is asked to post them to: Campaigns Department, International Fund for Animal Welfare, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7UD. For queries or large items, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7587 6700.
Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has given his support to a new ivory surrender initiative launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to help protect...