£300 million of Government funding up for grabs
In July 2018, the Department for Transport published its Inclusive Transport Strategy, and announced that up to £300 million of Government funding would be made available for step-free access improvements at railway stations in Great Britain between 2019 and 2024, including lifts, subways and bridges. We want as much of that money as possible to be used to improve Southeastern stations, and are asking passengers and stakeholders to nominate their local station.
Step-free access improvements have already been made at 13 Southeastern stations in recent years, including Herne Hill, Gravesend and Canterbury West.
The Government is expected to announce in early 2019 which stations will benefit, and we’re asking our passengers to help us make a really strong case, so that a significant slice of the £300m Access for All fund is spent on installing step-free access at Southeastern stations.
How to nominate your local stations
Nominations can be made online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/southeasternrailway and need to be submitted by Sunday 30 September 2018.