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Upgrades for Bridlington Railway Station

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Published by Matthew Pells at 6:01am 7th April 2019.

Bridlington's railway station is to get a share of three hundred million pounds to help make the station more accessible.

73 stations across the county will share the money for projects designed to ensure there is an accessible route into the station, as well as to and between every platform.

The stations to be upgraded were nominated by the rail industry with Bridlington being identified as having particular issues with wheel chair access.

The money is coming from the governments Access for All scheme. The idea is to open up access to leisure and employment for disabled rail passengers as well as making it easier for those with heavy luggage or children in buggies to use the network.

The upgrade work will be completed in the next five years.

Keith Richards, Chair of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee, said:

"The Access for All programme has already delivered significant improvements in access to rail travel for disabled people over the last 13 years. It’s crucial to continually build on that.

The announcement is very welcome and must go hand-in-hand with clear and practical information to ensure that disabled people are aware of what improvements have been made, and that more travel options are now possible as a result.

We are working with the government to deliver a commitment to accelerate improvements, to target the funding effectively, and to monitor and assess outcomes."

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