Simply answer is “Very slim!”
But that didn’t stop the issue being raised at a meeting of Full Council earlier this year.
It was Liberal Councillor for Dogsthorpe, Cllr Chris Ash, who raised the issue, asking that given the proposals for a new junction at Werrington, whether a new station on the northern side of the city could also be included in development plans.
“… Network Rail and the Government have no plans whatsoever to build a new station in this area.” – PCC
It’s a shame, as I for one, suspect using train lines, will become a viable option over the next 25 years, as a way to reduce the reliance on car usage, as we already face restrictions such as road width, air quality targets etc.
Maybe we could even see the introduction of cable cars along the existing train lines that run throughout the city?
They did that in Mexico City to help address the issues of congestion and pollution.
What we do know about the rail junction at Werrington:
- Government’s current plans are to speed up travel times on the East Coast Mainline and an example of this is the planned Werrington project.
- This will take freight trains under the East Coast Mainline, and will improve reliability, journey times and also increase the number of trains.
- Work at Werrington is set to start in the Summer of 2018 and completion is planned for Autumn 2020.
- For full details on the Werrington Scheme please VISIT HERE!