Daisy Hill commuters back campaign for improvements

Councillor David Wilkinson at Daisy Hill railway station

Commuters who use Daisy Hill railway station have backed our four-point plan to sort out the station and its parking. Councillor David Wilkinson and the Westhoughton Liberal Democrat team are campaigning for four major improvements: ̣New shelters on the platform to keep people dry and warm in the winter ̣Resurfacing of the dirt car park… Continue reading Daisy Hill commuters back campaign for improvements

Want to get involved with Friends of Westhoughton Station?

Improvements at Westhoughton railway station

The Friends of Westhoughton Station do a great job in making our well-used railway station look great. Westhoughton town councillor David Wilkinson said: “As a regular user of the station myself I can say just how nice it looks thanks to the hard work of the dedicated volunteers.” Anyone wanting to get involved with the group… Continue reading Want to get involved with Friends of Westhoughton Station?

Westhoughton railway station light fixed

Westhoughton railway station

A non-working street light at Westhoughton railway station has been fixed. The light on the Bolton to Wigan platform was repaired by Northern after a complaint by Westhoughton town councillor David Wilkinson. In an email to Cllr Wilkinson a Northern spokesman wrote: Do you know of any other broken street lights that need attention? Contact us.

New shelters at Westhoughton railway station

New shelters are being installed at Westhoughton railway station. It will mean more people can stay out of the cold and rain whilst waiting for their trains. Westhoughton councillor David Wilkinson said: “This is an improvement that will be welcomed by rail passengers.” It comes as David has been campaigning for improved access to both Westhoughton… Continue reading New shelters at Westhoughton railway station

David Wilkinson campaigns for step-free access at Daisy Hill and Westhoughton railway stations

Councillor David Wilkinson at Daisy Hill railway station

Westhoughton councillor David Wilkinson is campaigning for step-free access at Daisy Hill and Westhoughton railway stations. David said: “It is remarkable that in 2016 some passengers are unable to use these stations because they use a wheelchair or they have a pram to push.” Transport for Greater Manchester have responded to David’s call for improvements to… Continue reading David Wilkinson campaigns for step-free access at Daisy Hill and Westhoughton railway stations

Westhoughton rail users will get new trains with more seats

Councillor David Wilkinson at Daisy Hill railway station

Westhoughton’s rail users will be relieved to hear that new trains with more seats are to be introduced – but they have a bit of a wait. The current Pacer trains which run through Westhoughton and Daisy Hill railway stations are to be banned under the Disability Discrimination Act because they are inaccessible for some users.… Continue reading Westhoughton rail users will get new trains with more seats