Tom Brake celebrates campaign success as Carshalton station earmarked for access improvements

Tom Brake MP has expressed his delight at news that Carshalton station has been included in the ‘Access for All’ programme.

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The Coalition Government announced an extra £60 million in funding for the Access for All scheme during the Autumn Statement today. Part of that funding will pay for the improvements at Carshalton station.

Access for All is a major programme improving accessibility at train stations nationwide by installing lifts and ramps.

Tom Brake MP commented:

“Improving local transport has always been one of my top priorities. Many residents had contacted me about this issue in the last year and that’s why I am very pleased to see that Carshalton station will get improvements to make it step free. Elderly and disabled people or those with pushchairs or bikes will definitely benefit from this improvement.’’

“Of course, there is still a long way to go until all stations are fully accessible – but this is such a huge step in the right direction – and great news for Carshalton!”

Over 330 local residents supported Tom signing the petition calling for Carshalton to go step-free last October.

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