Hatfield Station celebrates Purple Tuesday with visit from MP

PUBLISHED: 17:21 05 November 2020 | UPDATED: 17:27 05 November 2020

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps at Hatfield Station earlier this week for Purple Tuesday. Picture: supplied

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps at Hatfield Station earlier this week for Purple Tuesday. Picture: supplied

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Welwyn Hatfield MP and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps visited Hatfield Station in support of Purple Tuesday earlier this week.

Purple Tuesday is a campaign designed to encourage organisations to become more accessible for people with disabilities.

While there, Mr Shapps said: “This happens to be my constituency, but Accessibility for All is a national programme.

“The purpose is to make travel accessible for everybody regardless of who they are.

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“We’ve already upgraded 200 stations, and there’s another 100 to come by 2024.”

Karen Sherwin, Hatfield station manager said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be promoting Purple Tuesday.

“We did a big redevelopment in 2016. We have lifts, accessibility ramps and our station is manned 24/7 to look after all our customers.”

The bus interchange and lift-accessible footbridge were also included as part of extensive upgrades to Hatfield Station.

Mr Shapps added: “We’re pledging half-a-million pounds to go into more work and more research.

“This will make sure that our railway network, designed by the Victorians, is available to everybody today.”


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