Pledge on new station for Haxby

Lord Shipley, Honorary Alderman Ann Reid, Councillor Keith Aspden & Councillor Ed Pearson at the level crossing in Haxby, by the site of the former station

Keith Aspden has said a new railway station for Haxby could be on the cards if the Liberal Democrats win the election.

The York Outer Lib Dem candidate was joined on the campaign trail yesterday by Lord John Shipley, the party’s spokesperson for communities, decentralisation and the northern powerhouse.

During the visit, Mr Aspden promoted the party’s pledge to create a £50 billion regional growth fund.

He said:

  • For far too long, residents in York have seen our city miss out on millions of pounds of investment.

    The communities and villages of York Outer deserve better and looking forward, it is vital that we are not left at the back of the queue.

    That is why the Liberal Democrats are prioritising an ambitious £50 billion regional growth fund, which will be used to invest in sustainable transport initiatives across our region, including the possibility of a new rail station in Haxby.