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Beeston and Tarporley Station Reopening Group is delighted to announce it has received notice from the Department for Transport (DfT) that it has officially approved the reinstatement of Beeston and Tarporley Station.
Beeston Castle and Tarporley Railway Station closed as a result of what became known as the 'Beeching Cuts' under the 'Reshaping of the British Railways'.
The press release states ...
'This significant decision, which represents a pivotal step towards enhancing the connectivity of our area to the regional and national rail network, represents a significant achievement for the Group, our local Member of Parliament and co-sponsor Edward Timpson CBE, KC as well as the numerous local residents.
Special mention should be made of our parish councils and the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, who, together with the DfT, helped fund the production of our Outline Business Case.
Edward Timpson said of his role in keeping the project on the agenda in Westminster ... It's been over 57 years since Beeston Castle and Tarporley Station served local residents and businesses, and we will soon place it -- quite literally -- back on track.
I want to thank the Station Reopening Group for the exemplary commitment and meticulous technical planning that has resulted in a resounding 'yes' from the Government at a time when infrastructure funding is so fiercely fought for.
Michael Flynn, Chair of the Reopening Group, commented ... It has been a long haul to reach this point and the Officers of the Group are grateful to the many local people and stakeholders who have participated in the process and brought it to this stage.
The next step in the project will be to re-engage with key stakeholders. Together we will develop a delivery plan based on the proposals in the Outline Business Case which will include the detailed design and financing package'.