Michael Gove is pressing for step-free access to be installed at Ash Vale Station, and on 4 June 2018 he wrote to the Transport Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP.
Michael pointed out that as Ash Vale train station does not have step-free access, local wheelchair-bound or disabled residents are forced to travel to alternative stations, such as Ash or North Camp - adding a significant amount of time to their journeys.
Highlighting a local petition calling for wheelchair access to the Station, Michael asked the Transport Secretary if he can do all that he can to help secure the necessary funding for step-free access to be installed at this station as soon as possible.
Michael received a reply from the Transport Secretary (see attached below), and he has subsequently written to the Managing Director of South Western Railway to ask him to look into this particular issue, and do everything possible to improve accessibility to Ash Vale station.
‘I am anxious to improve access for all to Ash Vale Station, and will continue to press for the necessary funding and investment.’
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