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Campaign to prevent the closure of the Rose Hill line featured in the Manchester Evening News

Posted on 27th August 2020

The Stockport Labour councillor Matt Wynne, has spoken to the Manchester Evening News about the council motion he is proposing to object to the closure of the Rose Hill line.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, the Labour councillor for Edgeley and Cheadle Health, Matt Wynne, stated, “This motion will go some way in expressing the serious concerns I have about the line closure this autumn. Even a temporary closure of this railway line is a retrograde move and a massive dent to the public’s hopes and wishes for a resilient Greater Manchester public transport network.”

“Notwithstanding the difficulties this will mean for Stockport residents, it may adversely affect those who work in Manchester and students returning back to school. Northern, and the other transport bodies involved, have a duty now to consult properly and bring all concerned around the table to make a way forward.”

Chris Jackson, regional director at Northern, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on many parts of society and this includes the railway. As we work towards reintroducing services and re-instate our driving training programme, we have had to make some very tough decisions and one of those is to suspend our timetable to and from Rose Hill.”

The full article, which includes details of the proposed motion, can be read here: