Dorchester South to get £750,000 to help disabled passengers

Dorchester South to get £750,000 to help disabled passengers

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:31am 28th February 2020.

Disabled passengers using Dorchester South train station are set to benefit from funding from the government.

Dorchester South has been chosen to receive £750,000 from the government's 'Access For All' programme.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:

"The ability to travel easily from A to B is an essential factor for our day to day lives - but is not the reality for everyone.

"I recognise that we have much more to do, which is why we’re making 124 train stations across the country more accessible - a key part of levelling-up access for disabled people to transport and opening up opportunities for all.

"This is just the start of a much more ambitious agenda. My goal is to go much further in the years ahead to help ensure that our country’s transport system becomes one of the most accessible in the world."

South Western Railway Train 2018

A spokesperson for South Western Railway said:

"The scheme is expected to include improvements to the station waiting rooms and platform canopies, as well an accessible toilet and improved access ramp at the front of the station."

124 stations across Great Britain are going to benefit from a share of the £20 million for accessibility improvements.