Three local rail stations to benefit from successful Access for All bid

Three local rail stations to benefit from successful Access for All bid

Cllr Kim Groves Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee has welcomed news that three West Yorkshire rail stations are going to benefit from the government's Access for All programme.

Cllr Groves�said:��I am pleased that the Combined Authority�s successful joint bid with train operator Northern to the Access for All programme will result in improvements at Menston and Todmorden, as well as plans being progressed at Garforth station.

�Across West Yorkshire, we have 69 rail stations and while we ensure full accessibility when we build new stations, we know that accessibility at the older stations can be an issue. We will continue working towards a point where everyone has easy access to our very busy local rail network.�

Selby�station

The�Combined Authority also supported the successful North Yorkshire County Council and Transpennine Express bid for better access at Selby station, which was also announced today.

Bingley, Headingley, Hebden Bridge, Huddersfield, Shipley and Wakefield Westgate stations have already benefited from the�Access for All�programme,�which�was launched in 2006. The�programme is designed to provide�disabled rail passengers with better access at stations as well as�benefiting people with health conditions, older people with mobility impairments�and people travelling with children, heavy luggage or shopping.