Mytholmroyd Net

Mytholmroyd Net

Step free onto the trains - at Mytholmroyd.

Following the disastrous floods in Cumbria last year, Network Rail quickly built a new station at Workington for the stricken inhabitants.

Here in the Upper Calder Valley, Mytholmroyd is the only practical station which has step-free access to the platforms.

Volunteers from the Station Partnership have increasingly been helping those with mobility problems to negotiate the uneven surfaces on the station approach road. Photo 1: Before

Within a few weeks, Network Rail community rail management have responded to a request by Mytholmroyd Station Partnership for improved access for wheelchair users.

Network Rail have resurfaced the road and marked places for disabled dropping-off and picking-up. Photo 2: After.

The improvement work at Mytholmroyd Station is very much a partnership between the local volunteers, Network and Northern Rail, the local Councils and businesses with support from police officers from British Transport and West Yorkshire.

Photo 3: Local wheelchair users, Jade Smith, with representatives from West Yorkshire Police, ACoRP, Northern Rail, British Transport Police, station volunteers and business sponsors.

Geoff Mitchell - 01422 885154 - Chairman - Mytholmroyd Station Partnership