Poole Liberal Democrats strongly oppose the Department for Transport's proposals to end the Bournemouth to Manchester rail route. The proposals would see trains originate from and terminate at Southampton Central with rail passengers wanting to travel between Southampton and Bournemouth have to change to a South Western Railway service.
The closure of this route would take Bournemouth off the map and have a negative effect on tourism and business travel to the conurbation. It would also see reduced competition, job losses and cause overcrowding at Southampton Central.
If you agree with us that removing the Cross Country service from Bournemouth would be bad for the conurbation then please sign our petition: