Decision day beckons for rail station plans

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Decision day looms for plans to expand a train station on the outskirts of Sheffield.

Sheffield council will vote tomorrow on proposals to double the size of Dore and Totley station, which would reduce journey times and provide extra services between Sheffield and Manchester.

Councillors have called for Labour leaders to back the plans, part of the £560 million Northern Hub project, set to create up to 30,000 jobs across the north of England.

Dore and Totley would get an extra track, a second platform and a new footbridge if it is given the green light by councillors.

Coun Joe Otten, Lib Dem councillor for Dore and Totley, said: “This investment will not only benefit local residents but also the hundreds of commuters who travel between Sheffield and Manchester every day.

“It’s really important that the council throws it weight behind the proposals now.”