West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has received confirmation from Northern Railway that early morning passenger stops at Bescar Lane station are set to resume from 14 September.   

Following concerns raised by local residents and commuters, MP Rosie wrote to Northern Railway Chief Executive Nick Donovan to request that the stops be reintroduced, which has caused inconvenience for many passengers.   

Northern Railway have responded to Rosie Cooper MP confirming that they will be reintroducing early morning stops with Bescar Lane to be served at 06:37 and 08:20 towards Southport.   

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper welcomed the reinstatement:
“Residents in areas like Bescar Lane rely on public transport to connect with urban areas for study, work and leisure and so I am pleased that Northern Railway intend to restore the early morning service taking passengers to Southport.   

“Disappointed constituents contacted me unhappy that their commute to work had been disrupted so I wrote to Northern Railway Chief Executive calling for their reintroduction.   

“Northern responded to me confirming that the emergency/temporary timetable they are operating due to Covid-19 has meant Bescar Lane could not be called at for operational reasons, with a significant number of operational staff stood down as vulnerable, but that trains from Bescar Lane will resume at 06:37 and 08.20 from 14 September. 

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