An independent survey commissioned by Merseytravel has revealed massive demand for a new station between Moreton and Meols (known as ‘Town Meadow’) on the West Kirby line.
The station, originally suggested more than 20 years ago, would serve the Millhouse Lane area of the town, reducing traffic from the estate to other stations.
The survey, along with a report is to be discussed at Merseytravels Rail Services Committee tomorrow, Wednesday 17 November. As Conservative Group Leader on Merseytravel I know that Merseytravel is currently working with the local councils across Merseyside to put together plans for improving public transport and bidding for money for our third local transport plan. This survey could not have come at a better time – it demonstrates that a new station would have massive levels of support and would reduce pressure on our roads. It certainly has more support than we ever saw for the failed Merseytram that cost Merseytravel £70 million.
I believe we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop a new station on the West Kirby-Liverpool line that would increase rail usage in an area poorly served by public transport at the moment. We have seen many new stations developed across the Merseyrail network with exactly the same potential that we can now see at Town Meadow and for those already proposed at Woodchurch and Beechwood. If you want to read the survey results click HERE