Residents have asked that the lights on the bridge on Station Road are fixed so that the lights work again. Having confirmed these are owned by Trafford Council, local activist Christine Turner has reported them and is waiting for a reply on when they will be fixed.
Also, as part of UrmstonInBloom, a request has also gone into Northern Rail asking them to tidy up the bushes and undergrowth on the station. Lots of the bushes are now overgrown and they are starting to go over the dividing wall onto Flixton Road.
In 2015 after residents raised concerns with her about poor ticketing options at Urmston station, Christine Turner led a campaign to have a ticket machine installed. Christine said “Installing a ticket machine will help to reduce queues and save time for residents”.
Asking residents to support the campaign and sign the petition Christine then wrote to Transport for Greater Manchester and asked for them to provide better facilities at the station. The Head for Rail at Transport for Greater Manchester replied saying that the proposal to install a ticket machine would be considered as part of the ongoing review. She also said that the next stage would be to negotiate with the new franchise owner and they were hoping to have this concluded by the spring of 2016.
It has taken time but as you can see from the next picture, Northern Rail have installed a ticket machine at Urmston station. This will help residents using the station and give them a better experience.
Urmston Market which is located between Railway Road and Primrose Avenue has been bought by a developer. The developer has applied for planning permission to build a new food hall and Trafford Council have approved the application.
The very popular artisan markets will continue on the 1st Saturday of the month.