News from East Midlands Trains

20.04.2009

East Midlands Trains improves access at Market Harborough station

As part of its commitment to spend £250,000 every year on making its stations more accessible for passengers with mobility issues, East Midlands Trains has introduced a new, purpose built ramp at Market Harborough station, designed to help all passengers access the car park more easily.

Commenting, Wayne Kyte, Route Manager for East Midlands Trains said:

“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to use East Midlands Trains services, and I know that our commitment to spend a quarter of a million pounds each year on making stations more accessible for the travelling public will be welcomed by our passengers.

“The introduction of this new ramp, providing level access into the car park is just one of many station improvement schemes across the country that will make travelling by rail an easier and more pleasurable experience for all passengers.”

The new ramp provides access from the main station car park to platform 1 at the station.  The ramp is fully DDA compliant and presents a very gradual slope (1:20) to the platform.   Dedicated disabled car parking spaces have been provided adjacent to the new ramp.