Owen Meredith, who is hoping to become the new Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme, has pledged to secure a feasibility study into reopening the Market Drayton branch line, or similar route to connect Newcastle with Stoke and HS2.
Meredith said: “Newcastle is one of the largest towns in the UK without a railway station. I want to see a feasibility study into reopening the Market Drayton branch line or similar route to connect us with Stoke and HS2. In Newcastle, we've missed out on transport investment for too long and it is time for a fresh strong voice in Parliament to stand up and deliver for Newcastle.
“With the Conservatives running Staffordshire County Council, we have committed an extra £3m to fix potholes and repair roads, delivering much needed investment.
“As Newcastle’s Member of Parliament, I’ll campaign for central government funds to go further in upgrading our transport network, not least to ensure we do not miss out on upgrade works to the M6, to help make life easier for local people and more efficient for local businesses."