I have been speaking with Transport for the North about the rail network in the North West and improvements are in the pipeline; they have assured me they want to see a minimum of two trains per hour on all lines including the South Fylde line .
This will double the capacity of a line which serves all of Fylde and Blackpool South – including one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. This is a call I have been making since I was elected in Fylde and will be most welcome.
One service per hour, and an unreliable one at that, cannot be relied on by residents or visitors. I’m delighted to see we will be getting more services, and better trains with the old Pacer units being retired.
The better a train service we can get, the more opportunities open up for residents to reach new job opportunities, and the easier it becomes for tourists to reach us and invest in our local businesses.