October 14, 2011 10:53 AM

TrainLocal MP Mark Hunter has hailed the successful local campaign to get a new shelter at Heald Green Railway Station, after pressure on Northern Rail meant that the shelter was finally put in place last week.

Mr Hunter had spoken to dozens of rail users in Heald Green about the need for a shelter to be built as passengers had nowhere to shelter whilst waiting on the platform heading towards Wilmslow and Manchester Airport. Mark contacted Northern Rail about the concern, and was pleased to see that last Thursday, 6th October, the work was completed.

This is the latest in a string of transport improvements across the area, following the instalment of the state-of-the-art footbridge at Cheadle Hulme Station, the painting of the railway bridges in Bramhall and a range of improvements to Gatley Station.

Mark set up the politically independent Cheadle Rail Users Group which had its latest meeting last Thursday night, when the group members were able to discuss other necessary improvements.

Commenting, Mark said:

"This is a great piece of news for rail users in Heald Green. It may seem like a small victory to some people, but to those who spend every morning waiting - and often in the rain - this is real progress!

"I am delighted that, after pressure from me, local councillors, and rail users, Northern Rail has finally carried out this work after such a long wait."

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