MP's frustration at wait for more Sunday trains on South Fylde Line
Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed a commitment to restore hourly Sunday rail services to stations in Fylde but remains frustrated the change will not be made until spring.
Northern reduced Sunday services on the route in response to the pandemic and while many routes across Lancashire have seen an increase in frequency, South Fylde trains have remained limited.
Mr Menzies said: “I have made clear to Northern we need a regular, reliable service every day of the week. Passenger numbers are growing, particularly for leisure. With a two-hourly service, areas like Lytham, St Annes and Ansdell are missing out on visitors at a time when hospitality businesses need all the help they can get.”
In response to a letter from Mr Menzies Northern managers have committed to resuming an hourly Sunday service on the South Fylde route from May. The operator has said, however, that the change cannot happen earlier because of crew shortages and a training backlog.
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