£300m to improve disability access

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£300m to improve disability access

Disabled access will be improved at 73 railway stations in Britain, the Department for Transport has announced.

Measures such as lifts and adjustable ticket counters will be installed from £300 million of funding as part of the Government's inclusive transport strategy.

The changes will also benefit passengers with health conditions or impairments, and those travelling with children, luggage or shopping.

Stations were chosen using a criteria which included their usage, level of local disabilityand value for money of the work.

Among the stations selected were Abergavenny, Dumfries, Grays, Liverpool Central and Wandsworth Town.

Accessible routes have been introduced at more than 200 stations since the Access for All programme was launched in 2006.

A further 1,500 stations have received smaller upgrades such as accessible toilets, platform humps to reduce stepping distances and improvements to help those with a visual or hearing impairment.

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