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Rail Services in Bolton

Volume 576: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2014

I wish to present this petition on behalf of the residents of Bolton on the same basis as my hon. Friends the Members for Bolton North East (Mr Crausby) and for Bolton West (Julie Hilling). The petition is similarly worded to the one initiated by The Bolton News and presented to No. 10 Downing street today. The petition requests that the House of Commons urges the Government insist that the railways companies involved take action to improve the Bolton train service, and to increase the number of carriages during the rush hour.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of the UK,

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.

[P001326]