Expect blockades...

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The Government plans to introduce parking charges at our local railway stations. This includes: Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, and Brighouse. They are seeking to do this through the new franchising agreement with Northern Rail.

If this goes through then people will resort to parking on the main road, on nearby streets, and driving to work instead of using the train.

It is a Government cutback that should be stopped in its tracks. Hopefully our MPs will derail it. If not, expect protest blockades.

Keith Lomax

Blackshaw Head