ALFRETON: Railway meeting planned

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Disabled access needs improving at Alfreton station say town councillors ahead of a public meeting to address the problem.

Alfreton Town Council is to hold the meeting on Tuesday, July 9, to discuss how best to overcome access problems to the south bound platform there as the bridge over the track is unsuitable

Representatives of Network Rail are expected to attend.

Town mayor Cllr John Walker said: “It is one of my personal commitments during my mayoral year to see what can be done to enhance Alfreton Station, and in particular to seek a solution to the access problems. I look forward to hearing from Network Rail with what I hope is good news.”

The issues over disabled access to the south bound platform was raised at a public meeting held in November 2011, which more than 100 townsfolk attended.

At the time, Network Rail said a ‘solution’ had been found to the problem, which would materialise in the next twelve months.

However the town council say they have heard nothing back from Network Rail since and have seen fit to arrange a second public meeting.

The meeting will be at 7pm, at Alfreton House, High Street, Alfreton and all are welcome to attend.