Due to strike action by the RMT protesting about proposals for Driver-Only Operated trains, a severely restricted timetable will operate to/from Walkden tomorrow, with just one train an hour from around 7.30am to 6.30pm, and no trains at all outside these times.
Moreover, these services are likely to be extremely busy and it’s quite possible little or no space will be available for Walkden passengers on peak hour services.
See the northern website for full details and latest updates about the disruption.
Please be aware that trains to/from Walkden are replaced by buses tomorrow Sunday 5th February.
The buses are hourly but leave at different times to the trains. They are also slower and don’t carry pushchairs or bikes.
For full details please see nationalrail.co.uk
We are pleased to confirm our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th March at 7.30pm in the Walkden Gateway Centre.
The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in the station and improving its facilities.
Watch this space for details of our guest speaker.
Our response to Greater Manchester’s “Spatial Framework” development consultation consultation explains what we believe are the crucial considerations for mid to long-term public transport in our busy and rapidly growing area.
Our ultimate strategy is to see Walkden operating as a transport hub for north-west Salford with light-rail, bus, tram, and cycle facilities incorporated in an integrated exchange.
The next FoWS meeting will be held this Wednesday 18th Jan at 7.30pm in Walkden Legion Club.
Our meetings are open to all members of the public with an interest in our work or the station, so please feel free to come along