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£300m to improve access at 73 stations

NO FEWER than 73 stations are sharing a £300million Government cash injection aimed at improving access for all passengers. 

Around 75% of rail journeys are now made through step-free stations with lifts and ramps, but many smaller locations still rely on subways and footbridges, making travel difficult for disabled or elderly passengers, those with heavy luggage and families with pushchairs. 

One station which has already benefited from Access for All funding is Scunthorpe, where a new footbridge and passenger lifts opened in early April. NETWORK RAIL

Following nominations from the rail industry, stations were selected based on a range of criteria, including footfall weighted by disability in the area, value for money, and local factors such as proximity to a hospital. Read more in the May 2019 issue of The RMon sale now!

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