Commenting on Merseytravel’s announcement of its plans to invest in new rolling stock, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:

“Merseytravel’s investment to upgrade its rolling stock with new, modern, state-of-the-art carriages to replace the existing 40 year old units is fantastic news for local rail services.

“Improving the accessibility, capacity and quality of our transport services will be warmly welcomed by commuters. This investment is also integral to growing our regional economy as well.

“For West Lancashire commuters on the Ormskirk line will benefit. Looking to the future this announcement is important for expanding services into Skelmersdale.

“This is latest step towards delivering a railway station for Skelmersdale.

“We will have the train carriages capable of serving Skelmersdale. What we need next are the tracks to get them there, on which I am continuing to work hard to see delivered.

“Providing Skelmersdale with rail services will open up a world of economic and social opportunities for the town and its residents.”

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