MP’s action call for new rail facilities

Todmorden Railway Station
Todmorden Railway Station

A Calder Valley MP is calling for government action on disability access improvements at the Todmorden Railway Station.

Craig Whittaker has written to the government to request that disabled access arrangements be improved at the station.

“The Railway Station is well used at present by wide sections of the community. It presents a vital transport link for the town and supports the wider economy of the upper valley as a whole,” Craig.

“Last year, Hebden Bridge was one of only 42 stations in the entire country to benefit from a £100 million pot of money put aside by the Government to improve disabled access at stations. I have spoken to Baroness Kramer, the Rail Minister, to see if similar improvements can take place at Todmorden Railway Station.

“Following my discussions with the Minister, I understand that the Department of Transport is exploring additional funding opportunities for the programme and that Todmorden Station will be considered as part of this process. I will continue to raise this issue with ministers in Government and press the case for Todmorden.”