Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has put his support behind the rail industry’s efforts to make railways more accessible.
Just 61% of British railway stations have step free access and fewer than three quarters have train ramp access.
In the North West, just 16% of stations have accessible ticket machines, compared with 89% of stations in the South East.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“The railways are a vital form of public transport, so it is essential that stations and trains are accessible to all.
“There are still far too many people in Britain who struggle to use trains because of poor accessibility and this needs to change.
“I am delighted that the rail industry is coming together to ensure that in the future everyone will be able to enjoy equal access to our railways.”