Recently Grant Shapps announced a £20 million funding boost for accessibility improvements for 124 stations across the country - I was disappointed that Beeston Station in Broxtowe had not been selected as one of the stations, as it needs investment in accessibility.
Therefore, I wrote to Chris Heaton-Harris MP, the Minister of State for Transport responsible for Rail. I asked for a meeting to discuss this situation, as we deserve the funding to improve passenger journeys for those that find it difficult to use stairs.
I then met with Chris to continue putting forward this case, and I was reassured that all will be done to make sure that Beeston Station is not forgotten. As promised during my campaign, I will always champion Broxtowe and what it needs.
Today I welcomed news that that Beeston Station will receive funding for accessibility improvements in the Budget.
This is a part of the Conservative Government’s Budget that was delivered earlier today by the Chancellor. Beeston Station is one of 12 stations across the country that will be benefitting from £50 million of upgrades. This is showing that this government is a People’s Government, delivering a Budget that gets things done.
These improvements are to create access to station entrances and platforms without any obstacles, making journeys for all passengers easier, especially those that might be disabled, with health conditions, or parents with pushchairs.
This comes after the announcement on the 26th of February by the Secretary of State for Transport, where 124 stations would receive £20 million of Access for All funding, and Beeston station was not included.