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Making Church Road in Gatley one-way is an idea that’ been floating around for a few years and we’ve been asking council officers to take another look at it, following concerns raised by residents about safety at the Horse & Farrier junction. Although the Police have only recorded one accident at the junction in the […]

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A34 improvements study moves closer

by Iain Roberts on 25 February, 2016

The A34 study Keith and the Lib Dems have been calling for is moving a step closer. “We think we have agreement from Stockport, Cheshire East and TfGM for the study to go ahead.” said Keith. “It’s absolutely essential it does. With thousands of new homes being build and the planned Poynton Relief Road likely […]

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Tram payment issues being sorted, say TfGM

by Iain Roberts on 5 February, 2016

While the campaign to get an orbital tram/train route through Cheadle and Gatley continues, TfGM say that a couple of issues with paying to travel on the existing Metrolink routes have been sorted out. First, there have been lots of complaints of ticket machines not taking credit/debit card payments. Apparently, this isn’t a fault of […]

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Masterplan for new Stockport Station revealed

by Iain Roberts on 28 January, 2016

The Council has launched a Masterplan for a new Stockport Station. The proposed scheme would see two modern station halls build – one on each side of the railway – with a new glass bridge across the top connecting to the platforms. It has space for the proposed tram/train Metrolink line to connect in from […]

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Daily crashes show need to improve transport

by Iain Roberts on 20 January, 2016

It seems that barely a day goes by without one or more crashes on key roads in the area bringing traffic to a halt. Police are appealing for witnesses after a BMW lost control speeding through the Gatley lights and caused a seven-car pile up, closing Kingsway for several hours on Monday night. On Tuesday […]

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Northern Rail launch chocolate teapot smartphone app

by Iain Roberts on 15 January, 2016

“You can now buy train tickets on your smartphone anytime, anywhere with the free Northern Rail mobile app.” boast Northern Rail. With the continued complaints about heavy-handed G4S staff at Piccadilly Station handing out fines on behalf of Northern Rail, we were hoping this new app might help Gatley’s hard-pressed commuters. Unfortunately, it was not […]

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Keith gets more Northern Rail ticketing complaints

by Iain Roberts on 4 January, 2016

Despite a positive meeting with Gatley Village Partnership and Northern Rail a few weeks ago, Cllr Keith Holloway has received another complaint of unacceptable behaviour from Northern Rail ticket inspectors. On this occasion the ticket office was open at Gatley but the queues were so long that people would have missed their train if they’d […]

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How many journeys are made from Gatley station?

by Iain Roberts on 21 December, 2015

Official figures show that 310,000 journeys were made from Gatley station in 2014/15 – making it one of the better used stations in Greater Manchester. The figure may be an under-estimate as it’s based on ticket sales, and it’s often not possible to buy a ticket from the station. Manchester Piccadilly was by far the […]

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Roscoe’s roundabout – overnight partial closure

by Iain Roberts on 21 December, 2015

Roscoe’s roundabout in Cheadle will be partially closed overnight from 11th to 15th January 2016. The Council says: Works for Networks Rail in relation to a bridge inspection / repair planned to be undertaken overnight between 2100hrs & 0600hrs. As part of the temporary traffic management, it will not be possible to turn into Carrs […]

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A summary of public transport services over the festive period is now available to help people plan ahead when making travel plans. A reduced level of service will run on several days over Christmas and the new year and anyone travelling should check and plan ahead to avoid disappointment. The pocket-sized ‘Christmas services’ guide is […]

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