Wrekin MP, Mark Pritchard, has welcomed the announcement that Wellington Station will be fully-accessible, having secured a share of £300 million set aside for improving disabled access to public transport.
Mr. Pritchard said: “This is great news. I would like to thank my fellow Conservative Councillors for having worked so hard with me to get this vital investment into Wellington Station. I hope the improvements can proceed as quickly as possible. It is vitally important that every disabled person is empowered to use public transport and that they are able to lead independent lives. This funding not only improves the station; it also improves the quality of life for many of my disabled constituents” he added.
Nusrat Ghani, Transport Minister, said: “Everyone should be able to access our rail network. Mark has been campaigning to make Wellington Station step-free and I’m delighted to announce that his hard work has paid off.”