Local MP Robert Largan has welcomed the return of morning train services to Davenport, providing a vital public transport link for High Peak students at colleges in Stockport.
Following the temporary suspension of the 07.59 Buxton-Manchester Piccadilly service, which called at Davenport and Woodsmoor, multiple local residents contacted Robert to raise concerns about commuting to Stockport for educational purposes.
Robert Largan MP had called on Northern Rail to add a stop at Davenport on an earlier service, in order to ensure that no students were prevented from travelling to college as a result of this change.
From 10th January, High Peak residents will once again be able to travel to Davenport station from Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Whaley Bridge, Furness Vale and New Mills.
Northern Rail has announced that the 07.36 service from Buxton-Manchester Piccadilly will now call at both Woodsmoor and Davenport, allowing students to easily get to college on-time.
Robert Largan, MP for High Peak, commented:
“I welcome Northern Rail’s announcement that a morning service stopping at Davenport will be restored from next week.
“This service is really important to college students across the High Peak, who use it on a daily basis to travel to Stockport or Aquinas Colleges. Removing this morning service would have meant students paying more to access their education and more overcrowding on trains through Stockport.
“That’s why I am so pleased that this service will be restored and I would like to thank Northern Rail for their work to make this happen.
“I will continue to push for the 07.59 Buxton to Manchester service to be restored in full as soon as possible.”