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Lanarkshire train station to be more disabled-friendly as works confirmed for step-free access

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A Lanarkshire train station will be made disabled-friendly after calls from a local MP. Work is set to commence as early as the first half of next year at Carstairs railway station.

It's a location used by many locals across the Clydesdale region who have complained that it needs better disabled access.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android The station operates two lines with a bridge linking the two sides of the platforms, but residents need to use steps to access the bridge.However improvements are now on the cards at Carstairs railway station, after the issue was taken up Clydesdale MP David Mundell who later wrote to the UK Transport Secretary Mark Harper.Mr Mundell has been pressing for action to improve disabled access at local railway stations, and in particular for measures to be taken to provide step-free access to Carstairs station.He is glad to see that the improvements will now be carried out as part of a wider railway line development project..It's expected to be completed by summer 2023.

Welcoming the news the local MP told Lanarkshire Live : “Many of my constituents in rural Clydesdale make regular use of Carstairs station and the problem of a lack of proper disabled access to it has been regularly raised with me. “Obviously it is completely wrong that disabled passengers should have

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