BOROUGH MPs have joined forces in a bid to get an old railway line into Trafford reopened.

Campaigners are currently calling for a feasibility study by central Government into the possibility of reopening the line between Skelton Junction in Timperley and Glazebrook.

This would connect the likes of Carrington and Partington to the main railway network.

The Skelton Junction line was closed as part of the Beeching railway reforms in the 1960s.

Partington Station, which first opened in 1874 as part of the Cheshire Line, was axed in 1964. Before then it was stop between Cadishead and West Timperley.

Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, has united with her Trafford colleague Sir Graham Brady, MP for Altrincham and Sale West, and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) in potentially reversing these closures.

She said: "I’m really pleased to see TfGM are considering plans that could provide much-needed improvements to connectivity between our communities.

“Although, at the moment, these are just plans to see whether it would be possible for the Skelton Junction line to re-open, and any new stations would be a long way off in the future, it’s positive that these steps are being taken.

“It would be great to get Partington and Carrington reconnected to the rail network and I hope the bid shows that this would be feasible.”

The Trafford MPs also have the backing of the MP for Worsley and Eccles South, Barbara Keeley. and Salford Council, as they look to commission a feasibility study on reinstating the line.

In the longer term, the resurrected line could link Warrington and Stockport with a possible station in Carrington.

The old Cheshire line, before the Beeching reforms took effect, travelled through Altrincham town centre and on to Baguley, Northenden and Cheadle before terminating in Stockport.