Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has welcomed investment that should see accessibility improvements at Fairfield Station in Audenshaw.
Fairfield currently does not have step free access, staff help or wheelchairs available. It was announced this week as one of 124 stations to receive funding to improve accessibility.
Gwynne has campaigned for better disabled access at both Fairfield Station and Reddish North. Whilst Fairfield will see accessibility improved, Reddish North will remain without step free access or wheelchair availability.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I am delighted that Fairfield Station is in line for funding to improve accessibility. It is vital that our railways can be used by everybody and that’s why I have campaigned on this issue.
“However, it is disappointing that Reddish North station – which also has accessibility issues – has not been designated any funding and I will continue to push for the funding needed to improve disabled access there.”
Speaking on behalf of Audenshaw’s councillors, Councillor Teresa Smith said:
“This is great news for Audenshaw’s residents and commuters and Councillor Oliver Ryan, Councillor Charlotte Martin and I welcome it.
“It’s about time the government invested in our station after years of under investment and after successful lobbying by us as councillors and our local MP.
“Fairfield serves the whole area and the Kings Road/Boothdale new housing estates. Audenshaw continues to be a great and improving place to live, work and raise a family.”