Thanks to everyone who came to my Meet Your MP event in Brazley Community Centre in Horwich earlier this week. Lots of points and questions were raised, including the problems on our railways, Brexit and the Loco Works.
I met with Network Rail's new Project Manager at Horwich Parkway this week to discuss the substantial ongoing problems affecting rail users. I was informed that there are very significant technical challenges on the route to Chorley and elsewhere on the network which has delayed the upgrade.
There are a series of problems affecting local rail services which mean that local communities have an appalling service. I have raised this with Ministers to ensure that they put pressure on Northern Rail and work with other bodies to deal with these problems as a top priority.
Yet again I have been contacted about numerous delays and cancellations on the trains going to Manchester. Having raised this directly with Northern they have failed to answer my questions and concerns, stating that current problems are due to ongoing driver training programmes.