Pendle MP hails rise in train travel

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: MP Andrew Stephenson MP Andrew Stephenson

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed the continued rise in people using Pendle’s train services.

Latest figures released have shown an increase of four per cent in the number of people using railway services in Pendle in 2013. During the year Pendle’s train stations saw 266,606 journeys. This included 139,000 people using the new Nelson Interchange, representing a 38 per cent increase since 2010, and 35,000 used Brierfield station, a 70 per cent surge in usage.

Mr Stephenson said: “The latest figures are great news for public transport in Pendle.

“With the reopening of the Todmorden Curve soon thanks to investment from the Government and faster services to Manchester, it is encouraging to see the number of people using local rail services continuing to rise.”

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

2:06pm Wed 19 Mar 14

ray_carlings_moustache says...

Can I ask people who are Facebook users to follow this link http://on.fb.me/1isJ
Vwn click 'like' on the Facebook status to give young local Band, Sky Valley Mistress a chance to play the main stage at Watchet Festival, Thank you :)
Can I ask people who are Facebook users to follow this link http://on.fb.me/1isJ Vwn click 'like' on the Facebook status to give young local Band, Sky Valley Mistress a chance to play the main stage at Watchet Festival, Thank you :) ray_carlings_moustache
  • Score: -1

10:37pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Pendlesider says...

QUOTE" Mr Stephenson said: “The latest figures are great news for public transport in Pendle.“With the reopening of the Todmorden Curve soon thanks to investment from the Government and faster services to Manchester, it is encouraging to see the number of people using local rail services continuing to rise.” UNQUOTE
.
how's a train supposed to negotiate a 'curve'?
surely it would derail?
clearly Mr Stephenson is not a mathemetician.. more an 'illusionist' considering what he's done to re-instate the A&E his constituents voted him in for...
QUOTE" Mr Stephenson said: “The latest figures are great news for public transport in Pendle.“With the reopening of the Todmorden Curve soon thanks to investment from the Government and faster services to Manchester, it is encouraging to see the number of people using local rail services continuing to rise.” UNQUOTE . how's a train supposed to negotiate a 'curve'? surely it would derail? clearly Mr Stephenson is not a mathemetician.. more an 'illusionist' considering what he's done to re-instate the A&E his constituents voted him in for... Pendlesider
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree