The Government has made £300m funding available to increase accessibility to railway stations. This could be used to pay for step-free access across the country, including lifts, subways and bridges.
Southeastern is calling on passengers, stakeholders and mobility groups to nominate their local station for accessibility improvements that will help disabled passengers, as well as those with heavy luggage or pushchairs.
Local MP Amber Rudd has nominated St Leonards Warrior Square Station for the funding. She commented:
“I am pleased that the Government are taking steps to increase the accessibility of our stations with the new announcements of grants funding.
“St Leonards Warrior Square station is an excellent facility but it is in need of modernisation. I have nominated St Leonards Warrior Square for the accessibility funding as I believe that the station needs a ramp or lift to allow it to be wheelchair accessible.
“I would encourage our residents to fill out the survey and nominate our local stations for the additional funding.”
The survey closes on 30 September and can be found here.