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Rail Services in Bolton

Volume 576: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2014

I wish to present the petition on behalf of the people of Bolton. It was organised by The Bolton News. The 1,400 petitioners are concerned about the decrease in peak-hour train carriages in recent years and the safety of passengers in conditions of chronic overcrowding.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of Bolton,

Declares that the Petitioners believe that the number of peak hour train carriages has decreased in recent years and further that the Petitioners believe the rail services provided are inadequate to meet the needs of local people.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to insist that the rail companies involved take action to improve Bolton's train service and increase the number of peak hour train carriages.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.