Published Friday 24 January 2020 at 12:43
A meeting was held recently with leaders from authorities across the North of England at Transport for the North in Leeds – and there was a lot of discussion around the problems with the rail network.
Blackburn with Darwen Council was represented by Councillor Phil Riley, Executive member for Growth and Development, to make the voice of the borough heard and to highlight the problems
Certain services which cover Blackburn, Darwen and the North West have faced regular delays, cancellations and new timetables.
Councillor Riley said:
We intend to fight our corner and make our voice heard on this, passengers need to be put first and any replacements need to have this at the forefront.
There is always the risk of smaller towns or areas getting lost in the mix when these sort of plans are being made, and we are absolutely determined to be fully included in any decisions being made and get our views across. Cities always seem to take the lead on issues like this but we desperately need rail investment in this part of the country and we are no less important.”