Lucky Swinton gets £50,000 investment

February 11, 2008

You may have seen the article in last week’s Salford Advertiser about the £50,000 grant that GMPTE have secured from the Department of Transport for improvements to Swinton station. No-one could deny Swinton needs improvement, but FOWS are at a loss to understand how Swinton was prioritised above Walkden when:

  • Walkden has many more passengers than Swinton
  • Walkden is missing all the same facilities that Swinton is missing
  • Walkden has more steps to the platform
  • Walkden does not have a pedestrian crossing outside
  • Walkden doesn’t even have a front door to secure it at night !

This comes on top of last year’s announcement of GMPTE grants to Bolton and Wigan councils to improve facilities at stations between Atherton and Wigan.

FOWS are writing to GMPTE to ask for an explanation of their priorities for local stations.

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