Liverpool Chamber of Commerce (LCCI) has recently submitted its response to Network Rail to the Draft West Coast RUS (Rail Utilisation Strategy).
The response was put together by the Transport Committee (I am a member), then reviewed and agreed by the Chamber prior to submission.
Specific mention is made of the suppressed demand at Hartford, Winsford & Acton Bridge stations caused by all three car parks being full by 7am on weekdays, and by poor bus public transport connections to Hartford & Acton Bridge.
Note is also made that the alternative of driving to Liverpool and its Airport is also unattractive due to the serious congestion over the Runcorn-Widnes Bridge and the regularly extended journey times.
This makes both Liverpool and its Airport unattractive destinations from mid Cheshire, something LCCI sees could be relieved through better car parking at our three Crewe – Liverpool line stations allowing more people to use the much improved train services to Liverpool.
Click here to see the LCCI response.