Getting Cramlington on the right track
November 29, 2020
Cramlington Town Councillors are calling for improvements to the local train service, highlighting the issues that face their many residents who use Cramlington Railway Station.
Town Mayor Loraine De Simone said “Our railway station serves the second biggest town in Northumberland but the service we receive does not reflect that.
Increased rail usage is always being encouraged as it is the most environmentally friendly way to travel but we need better access into Newcastle so that people can catch connecting trains to London and other major cities as well as to other destinations within the county, particularly in the early morning and evening when there is an increased requirement for people commuting to and from work.”
The railway station is in the town’s West Ward where the local councillors Pat Heard and Barry Flux also called for improvements to the appearance of the station.
Cllr Heard said ” As a town council we want the station to get investment in how it looks – we need to attract people to Cramlington and we need to make a good impression of our town – and that starts by having a smart station.”
Cllr Flux added “Improvements to the station need to include repairs to the footbridge connecting the two platforms as well as improving the existing parking facilities and creating better facilities for cyclists.”
The town councillors have also made a request for investment through Northumberland County Council’s ‘Local Transport Plan’ for improvements to parking at the station.
Pictured: Councillors Pat Heard and Loraine De Simone at Cramlington Railway Station.