A bid to reopen Tarporley railway station is stepping up a gear.
The station, which is on the Crewe to Chester line, was closed in the 1960s and parts of the platform and the signal box are all that remain.
Ian Priestner launched a campaign to reinstate it when he was running as Liberal Democrats’ parliamentary candidate for Eddisbury last year, and revealed that feedback has been 'really excellent and very positive' so far.
With more than 400 signatures on the petition, Ian is now inviting volunteers to get on board to form a local action group before submitting a formal application to Newtork Rail and Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Now a Lib Dem campaigner for Eddisbury, Ian said: "Anyone who has travelled back and forth by car to either Crewe or Chester in recent years knows how the roads have become severely congested, adding time and stress to their journey.
"Reopening the rail station would serve Tarporley and neighbouring towns and villages – including Tattenhall, Bunbury and Kelsall – and reduce the pressure on parking as residents and shoppers can park and ride on the railway instead.
"At peak times during the day, traffic can exceed 500 cars per hour so reopening the railway station can reduce congestion and emissions."
Ian is hoping to organise the first meeting of the action group as soon as possible.
To sign the petition click here and to contact Ian email firstname.lastname@example.org.