Derek Burnham and the Rossett Liberal Democrats are stepping up their campaign for a railway station in Rossett with an on'line petition.
Thanks to Derek's long running campaign the body charged with integrated transport in North Wales TAITH is now looking at the feasibility of a station, and is due to report in a month or so.
Dereks campaign has already received backing from an influential rail users group SCRUA (The Shrewsbury-Chester Rail Users' Association), Mike German Lib Dem Leader in the Welsh Assembly and a number of local Assembly members and councillors.
Commenting Derek said "At a time of great concern about climate change this is positive action to take traffic off our increasingly clogged A483 and cut greenhouse gas emissions."
"There are a number of local issues to be dealt with, not least of which is the potential location of the station especially given the current serious parking problems on Station Rd."
"However the moment in the village is certainly for a railway station. We now need to keep up the pressure on TAITH to ensure they make the right decision."
A survey of over 200 local residents last week found over 60% supported the idea whilst only 20% where opposed.
What the local press are saying:
"Residents in one North Wales village are demanding their station to be re-insteaded. Crazily around 30 trains a day pass through 2,000 population Rossett - that's one an hour in each direction."
NORTH WALES LIVING
"What an absolute scandal that 30 trains a day pass through Rossett - and not one of them stops!"
"What a great idea to open Rossett railway station again .... Now that green issues carry more weight what better solution to our clogged roads.
"The campaign in Rossett is being led by Derek Burnham who has already won the support of Welsh Assembly Lib Dem leader Mike German in the battle."
Editorial - WREXHAM LEADER