Diggle Station platform for investment

Date published: 23 March 2012

An attempt to reopen Diggle railway station has been launched in Saddleworth.

Parish councillor Garth Harkness has started a petition to call for the old platform to be brought back into use, as part of multi-million-pound investment. He said: “Network Rail’s proposed Northern Hub rail investment plan 2014-19 to increase capacity on the railway lines from Leeds, Sheffield and Liverpool into Manchester is the best opportunity for a generation to make the case for reopening Diggle Station, which closed in the 1960s, as part of the Beeching cuts.

“As a Dobcross resident I know how much residents in Diggle, Dobcross and beyond and visitors to the area would welcome the reopening of Diggle Station.”

Petition forms will be available in local post offices, shops and pubs. The petition will be presented to the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee on April 13.