WORK ON RAINHILL STATION FINALLY UNDERWAYMerseyrail's promised access for disabled persons at Rainhill station has finally begun. The photo taken today from the footbridge clearly shows where the access opening will be. We have been campaigning for this for years and although the work was originally promised for completion before last Christmas, seeing is believing!!!
The National Labour Government awarded Merseytravel £28,000 for improvements to Rainhill Station to include a new ramp (disablement friendly), disabled parking spaces and signage. Under the "Access for All" fund, the village station is one of four on Merseyside to have been identified and awarded funding.
We, your local councillors, together with Cathy Wilson, ex Parish Council Chair and Disability Discrimination Act Champion, after years of campaigning, look forward to finally see our historic station freely accessible to all.
UPDATE: On 15th March we learned that the historic Rainhill Railway Station - site of Stephenson’s Rocket locomotive trials of 1829- has been declared a Grade II listed building. The station now has special protection.