ormskirk, Local Online News Community, Forums, Chats, For Sale, Classified, Offers, Film Reviews, Events, Motors Sale, Property For Sale Rent, Jobs, Hotels, Taxi, Restaurants, Pubs, Clubs, Pictures, Sports, Charities, Lost Found
Contact us with your news. Mob/Txt on 0754 3955 841 ormskirk@qnews.co.uk
  1. Published on: 10/08/2017 07:44 AMReported by: rogerblaxall
    Northern have agreed to run a one off train service for Motorfest - great news for Ormskirk and West Lancs residents who'll be able to travel northbound by train on 27 August and not just to/via Liverpool using Merseyrail.

    And now Alan Fantom from OPSTA* is hoping for a good public response that'll be used to press for regular Sunday services.

    He told QLocal this morning: "From next May we will get the hourly clock face timetable on weekdays and Saturday we’ve argued for years.

    "In this day and age, seven day operation is a long overdue next step.

    "We are aiming to make this service as well patronised as possible because there is a point to prove.

    "Why?

    "Regular rail users and those that live along the Sandhills and Preston rail corridor repeatedly express their disbelief and frustration at being unable to take a train between Ormskirk and Preston on a Sunday.

    "We calculate that 400 passengers should put Northern into profit for the day and will encourage them to provide more one off event driven Sunday services."

    OPSTA will be conducting passenger counts and a short survey to identify the demand and make a case for permanent Sunday services. OPSTA will publish a report of its findings and discuss them with Northern, the West Lancashire Community Rail Partnership and our transport authorities. Please consider using the service on the day and promote it among your network of family and friends.

    The service will be a great way to get to this event given roads in Ormskirk town centre will be closed. Alternatively the rail service will enable travel to Burscough, Rufford, Croston, Preston, Liverpool and beyond.

    *If you wish to comment or contact us please e mail opstasurveys@gmail.com or on twitter @opsta15

    *The Ormskirk, Preston and Southport Travellers’ Association which campaigns for cost effective improvement to and greater integration of the rail network in North Merseyside and West Lancashire. See www.opsta.org for more information.
     

    Submit News to Us

    Contact us with your news. Mob/Txt on 0754 3955 841 ormskirk@qnews.co.uk



  2. Contact us with your news. Mob/Txt on 0754 3955 841 ormskirk@qnews.co.uk



    Your Comments:



Custom Search
You are in: UK / Ormskirk / North West
Find any Town in the UK, or Use UK map
Local Google MAP for Ormskirk


Supporting Local Business
Supporting Local Business
Be Seen - Advertise on Qlocal

User Control Panel

Not a Member? Sign Up!

Login or Register


The Best Of Local Business

Be Seen - Advertise on Qlocal


Jobs from Indeed



UK, Local Online News Community, Forums, Chats, For Sale, Classified, Offers, Vouchers, Events, Motors Sale, Property For Sale Rent, Jobs, Hotels, Taxi, Restaurants, Pubs, Clubs, Pictures, Sports, Charities, Lost Found
ormskirkormskirk News


Supporting Local Business
47 Wyre Cop Road, Scarisbrick, PR8 5LR
Pamper your pet dog. All breeds & sizes groomed. 10 years experience. Loyalty card scheme & collection - delivery service available. Discount for 2 dogs. Breeder of Chihuahuas & Amercian Cocker Spaniels
WEBSITE     TEL: 07563974613
Supporting Local Business
Foul Lane , Southport, PR9 7RB
We specialise in delivery of Ready Mix Concrete in and around the West Lancashire and Merseyside areas. Concrete ready mix. Only pay for what you use. Free barrowing service
WEBSITE     TEL: 01704 506070

Supporting Local Business
99a Boundary Street, Southport, PR8 5EJ
30 Years in Southport. Car sales. Car servicing & repairs (all makes), MOTs. Diagnostics, car electrical problems, air conditioning servicing. All major credit cards accepted
WEBSITE     TEL: 01704 543630
Supporting Local Business
The Willwriting Guild (UK) Ltd, Eldon Court, 39-41 Hoghton Street, Southport, PR90NS
The WWG is a family run business established in 1991 specialising in Wills. Our services also include Lasting Power of Attorney, Trusts, Probate, Equity Release, Funeral Plans & Document Storage.
WEBSITE     TEL: 01704 546688


Stats: Qlocal over 500,000 page views a month (google analytics)
How We Use Cookies