ON THE day that the leader of Durham County Council, Simon Henig, announced grand plans for Durham City, Derek Slater highlighted the lack of investment at Ferryhill Station.

Why doesn’t the council address the two situations simultaneously?

Use the brownfield site adjacent to Ferryhill Station, formerly NEECOL Engineering, to build a new County Hall and open Ferryhill Station to passengers thereby providing a rail link for County Hall employees, currently travelling by road.

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This would alleviate much of the commuter congestion in Durham City, stimulate commercial investment in Ferryhill Station, and provide a much-needed rail transport hub for south-east County Durham.

I won’t hold my breath for this to happen. The concept may be too simple for planners to grasp.

Tim Brown, Ferryhill