Access for All
Handforth Station platforms are currently accessed by steps from Station Road (a drop of about 18 feet). This makes it difficult for wheelchair users, partially sighted passengers, pram users, cyclists and others with heavy loads to use the station.
The Friends have been campaigning for better access to the platforms for some time.
The two (not mutually exclusive) possible options are:
Construction of ramped access from booking hall level to the platforms (adjacent to the existing steps).
Construction of paths from land adjacent to the platforms (South Acre Drive and Royal British Legion).
Estimated costs have been obtained by Northern Rail. Despite these being considerably higher than anticipated, discussions continue with interested parties including the Wilmslow Access Forum.
We have been lobbying for better provision of train running information on the platforms. This
is especially ÂÂ important when the booking hall is unmanned after 1pm.