Station facelifts

PUBLISHED: 16:42 25 March 2008 | UPDATED: 22:17 26 October 2009

LOCAL railway stations are getting a facelift. The Department for Transport (DfT) has made £500,000 available for stations across Hertfordshire in a scheme called Access for All – and Hatfield will receive the biggest slice of the funding. A spokeswoman a

LOCAL railway stations are getting a facelift.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has made £500,000 available for stations across Hertfordshire in a scheme called Access for All - and Hatfield will receive the biggest slice of the funding.

A spokeswoman at Hertfordshire County Council confirmed that Hatfield station would receive half the available money and a further £150,000 would be used for improvements at Potters Bar.

The money will go towards making the two stations easily accessible to the disabled, the elderly, and parents with pushchairs by implementing mobile access ramps, dropped kerbs and automatic doors.

Councillor Stuart Pile, executive member for environment, transport and rural affairs, said: "Access for all to passenger transport services is a priority for the county council, and this substantial slice of extra money from the DfT will allow us to accelerate the improvements we have planned, in partnership with the rail industry."

Work is due to start this year at Potters Bar, and in 2009 at Hatfield.

Other stations to receive funding include Welwyn North, WGC, Welham Green and Brookmans Park.


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