Smethwick's Rolfe Street station funding boost to improve access

By Dayna Farrington | Smethwick | Transport | Published:

Smethwick Rolfe Street station is in line for a share of £300 million funding boost to improve accessibility for disabled people.

Smethwick's Rolfe Street Station. Picture: Google

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has welcomed the Government’s funding to improve accessibility across the rail network for disabled people.

The new funding, to be shared across 73 sites, will provide Smethwick Rolfe Street station with step-free access, helping thousands of disabled people in Warley use trains more easily to get to work, to access vital services, to travel across the country and to visit friends and family.

Nusrat Ghani, transport minister, said: “Everyone should be able to access our rail network and I am pleased to announce that Smethwick Rolfe Street will now become a fully accessible station in the next stage of the programme.

“Andy Street has been campaigning to improve rail services across the West Midlands and by making Smethwick Rolfe Street step-free it will be safer for all passengers, especially those with restricted mobility or parents with pushchairs.”

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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