Disabled access improving at Cumbria train stations

Lifts will be installed at Penrith Railway Station to improve Disabled access. This follows £1.8 million access improvements at Carlisle Railway Station two weeks ago.

Disabled access granted to Penrith Station

A government decision to improve disabled access at Penrith Station has been welcomed by a national rail network.

It will be one of 42 stations across the UK to benefit from part of a one hundred million pound investment from the scheme 'Access for All'.

The Cumbrian station is the last on the Virgin Trains network where wheelchair users have to cross the rail track to access other platforms.

Major investment at Penrith Station will improve access

Penrith Railway Station is one of 42 stations in England, Scotland and Wales to receive a share of a £100 million investment.

Lifts will be installed improve access for disabled passengers as part of the Department for Transport's Access for All scheme.

It's a decision welcomed by Virgin Trains, who made a joint application with Network Rail to the Department for Transport.

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border, who has long campaigned for improved access at the station, supported the bid.

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£1.8 million access facility is officially open

Official opening of £1.8 million facility to improve access Credit: ITV Border

£1.8 million access improvements at Carlisle Railway Station are officially opened.

A disused subway has been brought back into use thanks to two new lifts.

Around two million people use Carlisle train station every year and now everyone should have better access around the station.

The scheme has been funded by the Department for Transport.

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