Birkenhead MP Mick Whitley has urged Merseyrail to reintroduce services at Green Lane station in Tranmere following a meeting with Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram.
Green Lane was one of two stations on the Chester Line to see its services reduced by the operator to speed up some trains and reduce delays.
Following pressure from Mayor Rotheram, Wirral Council Leader Cllr Janette Williamson, and Bromborough Cllr Sue Percy, Merseyrail increased the number of trains calling at Bromborough Rake station to four per hour, with a review promised for Green Lane.
Mick Whitley, Member of Parliament for Birkenhead, said, “Local residents rely on Merseyrail services to help connect them with leisure and job opportunities, but the decision to temporarily reduce the number of services is causing them significant disruption and inconvenience.
“I recently met with our Labour Mayor Steve Rotheram to demand a restoration of a service of four trains an hour at Green Lane station. We had a very positive dialogue, and I’m hopeful we’ll have some good news soon.
“I know that Birkenhead residents are looking forward to getting the region’s brand new publicly owned trains on the tracks, which Mayor Rotheram has invested £500 million in. I was encouraged to hear that we could soon get a full service returned to Green Lane by running a hybrid service with the new and old Merseyrail trains running together until the new trains can be fully rolled out.
“I hope to see Merseyrail pursue this course of action and provide some much-needed clarity to my constituents by outlining a clear timetable for when normal service will be resumed.”