A CAMPAIGN has been launched to have more trains running to and from Elsecar.

Campaigners behind the Elsecar Trains group say they're unhappy with the lack of trains available from the village.

Disgruntled locals say that currently, only one train an hour runs from Elsecar towards Sheffield, and the same for Leeds.

A member of the group has already written to Northern Rail, a local councillor and MP Michael Dugher to raise awareness, and setup a Facebook group as part of the campaign.

A spokesperson said: "Once an hour throughout the day each way is not boosting the local economy and giving the community opportunity.

"If we have enough people demanding a service then Northen Rail would hopefully change the service."