Petition to relaunch Spalding's Sunday railway service is created
The need for a Sunday railway service in Spalding has led to the launch of a petition with a view to lobbying the Government.
The petition, which has been set up by the Let’s Improve Spalding Rail Services group, is asking the Government to fund a Sunday rail service for the town, which it hasn’t seen since March 1970.
Spalding is currently served by East Midlands Railway (EMR), which operates trains between Peterborough and Lincoln. David Mortimer, who set up Let’s Improve Spalding Rail Services two years ago, says that a Sunday service would be hugely beneficial to the town.
He said: “On a Sunday, Spalding is cut off and I think it’s the only Lincolnshire town in the EMR system without a Sunday service.
“At the moment, people are having to rely on buses, which are few and far between, or travel to Peterborough by car to access other parts of the country.
“I want to get more people involved in signing the petition as it will be so beneficial for the town as it will be helpful for businesses and tourism in the area - there’s so much for people to see and it would be good if people had the option to visit.”
The petition requires 10,000 signatures before the Government will respond to it and if it receives 100,000 signatures it will be considered for debate in Parliament.
Visit the petition here to sign.