Ann Coffey MP has urged the Government to step in and investigate cuts to train services at Heaton Chapel station, which could lead to dangerous overcrowding on platforms.
The MP for Stockport has written to Jo Johnson, the rail minister, expressing concern about this “totally unacceptable situation.”
Ms Coffey detailed the cuts in the numbers of trains and chaotic timetabling resulting in big gaps at peak periods and the fear of crowd control problems.
Northern rail bosses are devising plans to deal with potential crowds at Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme stations when services at both stations are temporarily cut from four to three trains an hour from May 20 due to delays in the electrification of the Manchester to Preston line.
Stockport MP Ann Coffey visited Stockport Jobcentre Plus, based at Heron House in Wellington Street.
As part of her visit, Ann met local managers and discussed some of the issues which constituents have raised with her regarding Universal Credit, which is due to be fully rolled out in Stockport later this year. Ann was pleased to hear about the support offered to people looking for the right job, including events, training and the new Work Coach scheme.
Ann Coffey said:
“It is good to see that the Jobcentre staff are committed to helping people through the change to Universal Credit.”