A LONG-running campaign for improved accessibility at a Wirral railway station could soon be at an end following confirmation that a proposed improvement scheme will go ahead.

Meols station has long been the source of complaints by rail users for the lack of accessibility for people with mobility issues.

However, Margaret Greenwood MP for Wirral West has now received confirmation from the department of transport that Network Rail is currently 'developing options for the accessible route ahead of producing a detailed design for the service.' 

The letter goes on to state that construction will start as soon as possible once that is complete and the project will finish by 2019 at the latest.

Ms Greenwood, who is shadow minister for employment and inequalities in the Work and Pensions team, said: "I'm sure this will come as welcome news for all those people who have struggled with the access issues at Meols Station.

"I have been contacted by many constituents expressing their concerns over the lack of accessibility at the station over the past 18 months.

"I have raised this with Merseytravel and Network Rail on a number of occasions.

"Access to public transport is extremely important and I am looking forward to seeing the plans for Meols Station."