Ian Priestner, Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Eddisbury, has presented a petition calling for the reopening of Tarporley and Beeston Railway Station.
The petition – signed by 1,265 mostly Tarporley and local residents – was delivered to Eddisbury MP Antoinette Sandbach on 9th July.
Ms Sandbach has undertaken to raise the issue of reopening the station directly with the minister for railways in the Department of Transport.
Tarporley Railway Station, if reopened, would allow easier access for many local residents to Chester and Crewe and beyond.
Proponents of the scheme say it will boost convenient access required for local tourism – including Beeston Castle as well as canal boat recreation and the ice cream farms and other local attractions.
They say it will also support the health of Tarporley’s high street and the wider local economy, and provide a local hub for bus services, improving access and reducing isolation.
It will combat rising car use, reduce environmental damage and delays faced by commuters and residents.
Tarporley and Beeston Railway Station Supporters Group will continue to campaign for the re-opening of the station and will continue to monitor progress in the coming months.