Disabled passengers to benefit from station improvements

PUBLISHED: 13:30 01 May 2014

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A SHARE of a £100m government fund is to be used to invest in accessibility at Weston train station, the Department for Transport has announced.

Access will be improved into the station and between the platforms, with no lift access currently available.

Rail minister Baroness Kramer made the announcement on Tuesday, which will see 42 stations across England, Scotland and Wales receive funding to improve access for disabled passengers.

A Department for Transport spokesman said design work would be carried out before any concrete plans of how the money is to be spent were put in place, but that 150 stations would have benefitted from step-free access by 2015.

They said: “It will be proveded with an accessible route into the station and to the platform, and how that is done will depend on the layout of the station.

“There are a range of criteria that are taken into account but it is partly around passenger numbers and the needs of the local area.”

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