Valerie raises passenger accessibility at Bescot Stadium Station with the Secretary of State

On 7 December, I wrote to Rt Hon Mar Harper MP, Secretary of State for Transport  to raise the issue of access to Bescot Stadium Station. My constituents, including parents with pushchairs and the Walsall FC Supporters Trust are alarmed that the only access to and from the platforms is by stairs.

The issue could be easily resolved by the construction of two lifts on either side of the footbridge and the addition of a direct path from the station carpark to the platform southbound.

The Government has an obligation under the Equality Act 2010 not to discriminate against people with disabilities. Section 29 of the Act states that service providers have a legal obligation not to discriminate against people on the basis of a protected characteristic and have a duty to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for people with disabilities.