Pub­lic to look at is­sue of sta­tion ac­cess

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY KIERAN BEATTIE

A pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion to dis­cuss ac­ces­si­bil­ity at In­sch Sta­tion will be held next week.

In­sch is the only sta­tion in the north-east where step-free ac­cess to both plat­forms is not pro­vided.

Ear­lier this year, re­gional trans­port body Nes­trans se­cured fund­ing from Trans­port Scot­land for a study to find out how best to im­prove ac­ces­si­bil­ity at the site.

And now, op­tions have been put for­ward for the com­mu­nity to voice their opin­ions on.

On Mon­day, rail users from In­sch and its en­vi­rons can view the

“We be­lieve that every­one should have equal ac­cess”

op­tions and have their say at a drop-in ses­sion in the plat­form two wait­ing room, from 2-7pm.

Cam­paign­ers in the com­mu­nity have long called for the sta­tion to be made suit­able for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties or other mo­bil­ity is­sues.

Coun­cil­lor Peter Ar­gyle, the chair­man of Nes­trans, said: “We be­lieve that every­one should have equal ac­cess to the rail net­work, whether they have mo­bile dif­fi­cul­ties, need to use a wheelchair or wish to take chil­dren in a pushchair.

“This is a cru­cial piece of work to de­ter­mine the un­tapped po­ten­tial in and around In­sch, and I would en­cour­age mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to come along, see the pos­si­bil­i­ties and let us know their views.”

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