The campaign to secure access all users at Ruabon train station continues and is something we’ve been keen to see happen for many years.
Network Rail has let us know that they’re planning to nominate Ruabon Station under the Access for All Programme in Control Period 7 and we’ve shown our support for this nomination.
“Importance of Ruabon station”
Cllr David A Bithell, Deputy Leader with responsibility for Strategic Transport, said, “I have written to Network Rail indicating the importance of Ruabon station, second in Wrexham only to the General Station. It’s extremely popular with local travellers and a key interchange for visitors to the World Heritage Site at Pontcysyllte.
“The lack of access to those with mobility problem, parents with young children and those with heavy luggage means they are really disadvantaged by not being able to access the Chester line at Ruabon. It now needs to be brought up to a modern standard for all travellers.
“I’m grateful to Network Rail for their support going forward and look forward to working with them and local groups on this project as we move forward.”
The Access for All is a UK government initiative launched in 2006 to create an obstacle free, accessible route from the station entrance to the platform. This includes providing lifts or ramps, as well as associated works and refurbishment along the route.