IMG_1438Victory for local campaigners as funding for new footbridge is confirmed.
The Department of Transport confirmed this week that long-awaited plans for improvements to Kidsgrove Train Station are set to go ahead on schedule.
Local residents have been campaigning for months to secure improvements, including a new pedestrian bridge, in order to improve transport networks in the town.
Construction could now begin as early as April next year.
Ruth Smeeth MP, who has been working with the campaign and who met with the Transport Minister just this week to lobby him on the issue, has welcomed the news.
Ruth said: ‘It’s absolutely brilliant news that these works finally have the all clear. Kidsgrove station is a vital transport hub for the community and these improvements will be a big boost.’
‘I had a productive meeting with the Transport Minister this week where we discussed the potential benefits of these renovations. I’m delighted that he has recognized the value that this investment will bring.’
‘This is the culmination of many years of hard work from so many local residents, who have been advocating for these works for a long, long time.’

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