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MP’s submit bid to restore Leek to Stoke Railway line

Jonathon Gullis MP and Minister for rail Chris Heaton-Harris (Photo taken prior to Covid-19 restrictions)

MPs from across north Staffordshire have submitted a bid to the restoring your railway fund. Johnathon Gullis, Karen Bradley, Jack Brereton, Jo Gideon along with Staffordshire Moorlands district council and Stoke on Trent City Council have submitted the bid to reopen the Leek to Stoke railway line.

A petition run by Jonathon Gullis to restore the line gathered over 1,000 signatures in support of the proposal.

Jonathon Gullis MP for Stoke-on-Trent north shared the update to his social media saying

“The re-opening of the line would benefit the whole of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire, connecting Leek up with Stoke Station and it will help level-up North Staffordshire.

Rail connectivity is crucial if we are to improve public transport locally. The re-opening of the line will not happen overnight, but we are heading in the right direction to get our case heard by government; giving us the best chance to turn it into a reality.

I can tell how enthused Ministers are with the proposals each time I have met with them, pushing the benefits the line would bring to Norton, Milton and Stockton Brook!

We hope to hear back in the summer, so I will be busy lobbying the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, and the Minister for Rail, Chris Heaton-Harris MP.”


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