We raved about the fantastic service and lovely staff when we took a trip on the line and vexed like an angry rapper when we heard the news what it had swiftly closed at the beginning of the year.
Petition handed in
A petition was set up to try and get the service restored – here’s the latest update from the campaign:
Thanks for signing the petition in protest at the closure of the Wrexham & Shropshire line – I just thought I’d give you an update.
In the end we’ve had 7,300 signatures, and it has generated quite a bit of interest in the local press, radio and TV, which is great – thanks to you all.
The latest news is the the local MPs are meeting Theresa Villiers the Minister for Transport later this month and the petition will be formally presented to the House around the same time.
I have also created a website to host any information on moves to reinstate a direct line between Shropshire and London – please take a look, enter your email address if you’d like to be kept up to date, and if you’ve anything to add, please register and submit your information or thoughts.
You can still sign the petition here.