Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Breaking News: Whitton Station awarded Access for All Funding

Today 29th April the Minister for Transport, Stephen Hammond MP, announced that Whitton Station is to be awarded a share of an additional  £100m in Access for All funding to provide better access facilities for the station.

This funding announcement follows local Cllr Gareth Elliott's invitation to the Minister to Whitton to see for himself the dismal state of Whitton Station's facilities and discuss the issues with residentsIt is welcome news for residents who have been cut off from the station due to its steep step access.

Cllr Gareth Elliott said: "This is fantastic news for Whitton's residents currently cut off from the station. For the elderly, those with children and the disabled this will act as a lifeline. I am happy that the Minister has acted following his visit and proud that this is another record of action for Whitton's Conservatives who continue to deliver for Whitton.

This is not the end however and I will continue to push the RFU and Network Rail to build in this announcement to deliver a station fit for purpose and ready for the future.

To read the Written Ministerial Statement from the Conservative Minister of State for Transport, Stephen Hammond MP, click here