Morley Station should be in national improvement programme

As anyone who takes the train from Morley knows, our station really needs investment to make it more accessible. The steps up to Albert Road are a totally no-no for anyone in a wheelchair or pushing a buggy. I’m really pleased that Government Ministers are looking again at the issues in Morley and that funding may be available. I want to make sure Morley gets its fair share so we can get the improvements our station so desperately needs.

I’ve been campaigning for some time for much needed improvements at Morley Train Station.

In his response to me, the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP said, “All currently inaccessible stations, including Morley, will be looked at again, and it’s useful to hear about the works needed.”

£100 million additional funding for the existing Access for All programme was announced back in the summer.

I’m now in touch with regional transport bosses about the changes we need to see in Morley and whether the proposed electrification of the Leeds-Manchester line provides opportunities for improvements at our station here in Morley.

I also want to hear from local commuters and train users about the nature of the improvements that are needed.

You can add your support to my campaign to secure improvements to Morley train station by email me: ed@edballs.com or call my office on 0113 253 9466.

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Posted November 23rd, 2012 by Ed