Four Wirral train stations benefit from government funding

Michael Hunt

Four train stations on the Merseyside network have benefited from an investment of £557,000 made available by Merseytravel, Merseyrail, and the Department for Transport, to help passengers with mobility problems.

The projects have been part-financed by the Department for Transport's Access for All Small Schemes fund, a total of £265,760, with Merseytravel contributing a further £271,240 and Merseyrail £20,000.

The four stations benefiting from the government fund includes:

  • Bidston Station – improvements include better seating and customer information screens on the platforms and waiting room
  • New Brighton – information screens in the booking hall and on the platforms. There is also a rise and fall ticket counter, automatic station entrance doors, improved seating, improved paving and new flooring in the booking hall
  • Wallasey Grove Road – new information screens, rise and fall counter, and double-glazed windows to the Liverpool platform waiting room
  • Wallasey Village – both waiting rooms have been refurbished; there are improved seating and information screens on the platforms and at the top of the stairs

Cllr Chris Blakeley, chair of Merseytravel's rail services committee, said: "This investment is important because we are making these stations, and the way information is provided, much easier for people to use. Everyone should have the opportunity to reap the benefits of the services we provide."

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