Public to look at issue of station access
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.”