Shadow Minister puts rail in the spotlight during visit to Buxton

Lilian Greenwood MP and Caitlin Bisknell Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for the High Peak at Buxton Rail Station
Lilian Greenwood MP and Caitlin Bisknell Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for the High Peak at Buxton Rail Station

High Peak Labour’s Caitlin Bisknell was joined by the Shadow Rail Minister Lilian Greenwood MP in Buxton last week.

Local residents and Labour councillors attended a lively meeting to discuss HS2 and the impact of the increase in rail fares.

The MP said: “It’s clear that Buxton needs high-quality rail services, and it was really useful to discuss some of the challenges the area faces with Caitlin Bisknell.”

They also visited Lafarge Tarmac’s Tunstead aggregates, cement and lime operation, where they were given a tour of the site, including the railway sidings.

Mat Woodcock, Head of Group Logistics and Supply Chain at Lafarge Tarmac, said: “This was a good opportunity to discuss a number of topics regarding the rail network and to show the Shadow Rail Minister how current arrangements are limiting our ability to move more tonnage by rail.

“Investment is needed in the local and national rail network in order to address these issues and we hope this visit will help to highlight this.”