Nearly £10m injected into disabled access at three stations in Scotland

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A £10m improvement plan at three stations on a train line between Glasgow and Edinburgh is designed to improve disabled access for passengers with limited mobility.

Infrastructure including a footbridge and a lift installation is set to be completed by early next year.

Cleland councillor Louise Roarty told a local newspaper that she has campaigned for the improvements for over five years.

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She told the Daily Record: “I am delighted Network Rail are investing in the infrastructure to allow all commuters using the station access for, wheelchairs users, prams, buggies and luggage.

“They have made great progress in completing site investigation and working on the design, which will include a new footbridge incorporating a lift on both sides of the track.

“This is a significant amount of money that is being invested at the station and it is definitely welcomed.”

Work is set to begin in September and forms part of wider efforts across Scotland to improve disabled access at transport hubs.

Ms Roarty added: “This is the perfect time, whilst the electrifying project is underway, to do these essential works for the better of all our residents and surrounding area.

“Up until now disabled users had to travel to Carfin for access to and from the train, which is clearly not acceptable. Cleland is one of the busiest stations on the line so it should have the best facilities.”

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