Transport talks with rail and council officials in Spalding

Delegates at the first Lincolnshire Transport Conference held at Springfields Events and Conference Centre, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Delegates at the first Lincolnshire Transport Conference held at Springfields Events and Conference Centre, Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson.

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Talks over the future of transport service in Spalding are to be held in the town later this month.

Campaigners from Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum are meeting with representatives from Network Rail, East Midlands Trains, Lincolnshire County Council and Spalding and District Chamber of Commerce on Monday, February 15 at 11am.

There needs to be a better transport structure here and if we don’t do something about this now, or in the future, we’ll become isolated from the rest of Lincolnshire

George Scott, chairman, Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum

The meeting is the first major development since a transport conference in Spalding last October and will include a look round Spalding Rail Station which the forum wants to see redeveloped, including a new entrance in Park Road.

It will also include a site visit to Littleworth signal box in Deeping St Nicholas where a campaign by the forum would see the reopening of its train station which was closed as part of railway reforms in 1961.

Forum chairman George Scott said: “We plan to take our visitors around the two to show them how much infrastructure is being built here and the resulting need for better transport links.

“Transport and economic issues are linked because people need to go to work and then be brought home from work.

“There needs to be a better transport structure here and if we don’t do something about this now, or in the future, we’ll become isolated from the rest of Lincolnshire and the UK.”

Meanwhile, the forum is looking for a new secretary/treasurer and committee members to give commuters and passengers from South Holland a stronger voice.

For more details about the forum, call Mr Scott on 01775 722219 or email spaldingtransportforum@gmail.com

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