We have it known tonight for certain that the abandoned railway line from Cadishead to Timperley will be brought back to life, just it could be either the steam railway, Metrolink or a cycle path.
It became clear to us that having the line as a railway either steam or Metrolink will cause many issues, already we are told both HIMOR and LInden/Laurus homes who are creating just under 1.500 new homes in Carrington and Partington have rejected the idea.
People that live along the rail line in Partington and Broadheath will not be happy if any rail line is created, so a fence would be needed along the path to make sure it’s not intrusive.
Having the route as a cycle path for us would be the ideal plan, what an amazing route this would be for cyclists, even runners and walkers, it would not upset anyone and better for the environment, it is hoped HIMOR and Linden/Laurus homes agree with us and push for this route to be a well maintained safe cycle route.
Partington residents will benefit most from either a rail line or a cycle path, another way in and out of the area, something they need badly now, something they will be begging for once Manchester Road and surrounding roads are blocked in the next couple of years!
We have contacted Network Rail, HIMOR and Linden/Laurus homes for comments.