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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 January 2008, 13:49 GMT
Big cash boost for train stations
Seven train stations across Merseyside are to get 1.76m worth of investment to improve access.

The cost of the project is being financed by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Merseytravel.

Improvements will include installing adjustable ticket counters, customer information systems, accessible toilets and extra seats and waiting areas.

Merseytravel said the work would start as soon as possible so the maximum amount of people could benefit.

The seven stations benefitting from the cash are Bidston, New Brighton, Southport, Wallasey Grove Road and Wallasey Village on the Merseyrail Electrics network and Newton le Willows and St Helens Junction on Northern Rail's City Line.

Neil Scales, Chief Executive and Director General of Merseytravel, added: "Our aim is to create an single integrated public transport network that is accessible to everyone.

"Accessibility and usability are at the forefront of all we do because everyone should have the opportunity to reap the benefits of the services we provide."

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