Luke Allan Holmes saves local jobs and local railway station facilities with Dehenna Davison MP.
The facilities at Bishop Auckland railway station, managed by Bishop Trains, came under threat of closure after initially being rejected support.
Train operating companies received a bailout from the government at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but the facilities at Bishop Auckland railway station are managed by Bishop Trains, an independent business owned by David Million.
The business did not receive a government bailout jeopardising the jobs of the local people who help run it, and the Stockton & Darlington Railway Youth Team which is a well-known youth group at the heart of the town.
The Department for Transport bailed out train operating companies, including Northern Trains who operate the services from Bishop Auckland. After discussions with the Department for Transport and Northern Trains Luke & Dehenna secured rent relief and reduced retail charges which has secured the stations future financially until the start of the next financial year.
This allows Bishop Trains to remain open and continue managing a safe railway station, with real staff who sell real tickets.
The team at Bishop Trains are looking forward to future passengers at the station.
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