Wirral railway station's multi-million facelift helps disabled

Wirral railway station's multi-million facelift helps disabled

Wirral railway station's multi-million facelift helps disabled

First published in News by , Geoff Barnes

A £2.7m facelift at Birkenhead North station has been designed to improve access for passengers – especially disabled people.

The upgrade includes a new lift and footbridge, replacing the original passenger footbridge. The scheme also provides ramped access from the car park.

Cllr Liam Robinson, chairman of the Merseytravel committee and Maarten Spaargaren, Merseyrail managing director unveiled a commemorative plaque at the station to mark the introduction of the new initiative.

Cllr Robinson said: “This project is a great example of how a range of organisations can some together to deliver new station facilities that will benefit the whole community.

“The response since the new car park opened at the station has been fantastic. It is already close to running at capacity and the new link to the bridge will make it much easier to access the station.”

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said that improving access and providing step-free routes would make a difference to passengers’ journeys from Birkenhead and across the Merseyrail network.

She added: “It will open up access to work and leisure for more passengers, all of which will help secure the |UK’s long-term economic growth.”

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11:33am Fri 13 Jun 14

bloodtub says...

waste of money if you coming from liverpool no use and if from new brighton,west kirby change at park station,why not spend some money on new trains instead of tarting up 40 year old trains and renting buildings that you dont need and carnt use
waste of money if you coming from liverpool no use and if from new brighton,west kirby change at park station,why not spend some money on new trains instead of tarting up 40 year old trains and renting buildings that you dont need and carnt use bloodtub
  • Score: -11

11:36am Fri 13 Jun 14

bloodtub says...

and how will a lift benefit the community
and how will a lift benefit the community bloodtub
  • Score: -14

1:06pm Fri 13 Jun 14

sonoferic says...

"and how will a lift benefit the community"

If you were confined to a wheelchair or mobility scooter then I'm sure you'd know better than to ask that question.
"and how will a lift benefit the community" If you were confined to a wheelchair or mobility scooter then I'm sure you'd know better than to ask that question. sonoferic
  • Score: 13

8:09pm Fri 13 Jun 14

bloodtub says...

sonoferic wrote:
"and how will a lift benefit the community"

If you were confined to a wheelchair or mobility scooter then I'm sure you'd know better than to ask that question.
but there is car parking out side the station
[quote][p][bold]sonoferic[/bold] wrote: "and how will a lift benefit the community" If you were confined to a wheelchair or mobility scooter then I'm sure you'd know better than to ask that question.[/p][/quote]but there is car parking out side the station bloodtub
  • Score: -1

9:20pm Fri 13 Jun 14

sonoferic says...

bloodtub wrote:
sonoferic wrote:
"and how will a lift benefit the community"

If you were confined to a wheelchair or mobility scooter then I'm sure you'd know better than to ask that question.
but there is car parking out side the station
"but there is car parking out side the station"

Yes there is but prior to this "waste of money", how would someone in a wheelchair/scooter get from there over to the Liverpool-bound platform?
[quote][p][bold]bloodtub[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sonoferic[/bold] wrote: "and how will a lift benefit the community" If you were confined to a wheelchair or mobility scooter then I'm sure you'd know better than to ask that question.[/p][/quote]but there is car parking out side the station[/p][/quote]"but there is car parking out side the station" Yes there is but prior to this "waste of money", how would someone in a wheelchair/scooter get from there over to the Liverpool-bound platform? sonoferic
  • Score: 5

9:01am Sat 14 Jun 14

bloodtub says...

change at park station
change at park station bloodtub
  • Score: -7

10:48am Sat 14 Jun 14

piermaster says...

This work is long overdue and WILL make life so much easier for those folks with a disability or mobility issues Well done to all concerned in this pragmatic decision!!it gets my vote!!
This work is long overdue and WILL make life so much easier for those folks with a disability or mobility issues Well done to all concerned in this pragmatic decision!!it gets my vote!! piermaster
  • Score: 7

9:07pm Sun 15 Jun 14

King Tut says...

bloodtub wrote:
change at park station
Obviously you have not tried to get a wheelchair or a mobility scooter up and down the steps at Park Station have you? But its ok prior to the changes at North you could then go to Conway Park, but if not Wallasey Grove Road or Leasowe, so no bloodtub its not a waste of money when it means people do not have to travel miles out their way just to access public transport.
[quote][p][bold]bloodtub[/bold] wrote: change at park station[/p][/quote]Obviously you have not tried to get a wheelchair or a mobility scooter up and down the steps at Park Station have you? But its ok prior to the changes at North you could then go to Conway Park, but if not Wallasey Grove Road or Leasowe, so no bloodtub its not a waste of money when it means people do not have to travel miles out their way just to access public transport. King Tut
  • Score: 4

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