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