Thorne Moorends Town Council are to meet this month with a petition about rail services up for discussion.
A petition calling for the reinstatement of Northern services through Thorne South railway station was published online in May and shared to social media.
Northern services through Thorne South have seen trains replaced by buses which, according to the latest timetable, looks set to continue until December.
Town councillors are set to discuss the petition, which was started by a member of the public. To date, over 1,000 people have signed the online document.
The Northern Rail franchise was brought back into public ownership in March 2020 and is now run by the Department of Transport through a Government owned holding company.
Two TransPennine services that stop at Thorne South – one early morning and one late evening, Monday to Saturday – continue to do so.
Other items on the council meeting’s eleven point agenda include a report on the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations and councillors will be asked for their observations on current planning matters.
Locum town clerk Chris Geeson will also report to councillors on a consultation by Doncaster council ahead of a funding bid to central Government. If successful, Moorends could see ‘levelling up’ funding for projects proposed in the Moorends masterplan.
Members will also be asked to approve the internal audit report and give consideration to the annual governance and accountability return. One item discussing the town council’s administrative functions and the progress of a revised staffing structure is set to be discussed in private session.
The meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday 14 June at the Coulman Pavilion, Coulman Street, Thorne starting at 7.00pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The full agenda is available to download from the town council website.