A bypass, new motorway junction and better rail to end crippling congestion: Building a bypass for Westhoughton, a new junction 7 on the M61 and better investment in our railways can help to end the traffic backlog. So I’m working with the Government and residents to find solutions. We’ve made progress extending the platform at Atherton, Hag Fold and Daisy Hill stations. That means more capacity on trains, so everyone gets a seat. And I’ll keep campaigning for new roads to ease congestion.
Alongside these campaigns, Chris has also fought for improved walking routes and cycling links for the constituency and believes that these improvements will reduce the need for car use. After Chris raised this matter in an important Westminster debate on this matter, plans for cycleways and walking routes were announced for the Horwich Loco Works. These plans also support Chris’ consistent campaigning for accessible and good public transport routes, which will not only reduce congestion, but also reduce emissions.
For more information about what Chris has been doing to fight to tackle congestion, see some of the news articles below.