Last week Andrew Percy met with representatives of Network Rail onsite at Goole station to discuss continued concerns about the current condition there.
Andrew previously helped secure £1m of government funding for Goole to fund the 'Get Goole Moving' bid. Plans included subway improvements and whilst some work has been started, this has been disappointingly slow. Concerns have also been raised regarding the painting of the station itself, with the beams visibly rotting and paint flaking.
Andrew says: “I have been contacted by a number of residents in respect to the conditions around Goole train station. For many, this is their first impression of the town and it is in a disappointing state. I have worked hard with Cllr Josie Head to push the Council and Network Rail to undertake works here and I again met with Network Rail to press the issue of drainage in the subways and painting of the station. Whilst the drainage appears to work fine when the pumps are operating, the issue seems to be who has responsibility for this and I have requested that Network Rail works closely with the Council on improving the performance. They have agreed to go away and consider these points further.
"Now that we have warmer weather again hopefully the painting of the subway will resume shortly and we are due to see resurfacing works starting on the 17th March. However, there is still a lot to be done.”