Don’t Scrap our Stations
The Ashington Blyth Tyne railway line project was launched under Labour to better connect South East Northumberland and provide an efficient link to Newcastle; bringing passenger trains to the area for the first time since the 1960s. The plans included several park and ride schemes, to encourage people to use public transport, to ease congestion and alleviate pollution.
Under the Tories’ plans, stations at Woodhorn in Ashington, Bebside in Blyth and Seaton Delaval have been overlooked.
Thousands of people will be left behind when the train line is up-and-running. The move has also raised eyebrows with many who are concerned this contradicts the Tory Council’s commitment to half its carbon footprint by 2025.