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Wrexham railway station access plans unveiled
Wrexham railway station
A new footbridge and lift will make access easier at Wrexham station

Network Rail have unveiled plans to make Wrexham General railway station more accessible for people with mobility problems.

The plans include a new footbridge and lift, making it easier for people with reduced mobility to access the one of the station's platforms.

Currently people who need to avoid using steps have to use the main road to access platform 4 at the station.

The new development will give direct access from the station to platform 4.

"The plans will benefit not only wheelchair users but anybody who currently has difficulty accessing the current arrangement, including people with pushchairs," said Mavis Choong from Network Rail.

Plans showing plans for the development went on show in Wrexham's Memorial Hall on Wednesday and representatives from Network Rail were present in order to gather feedback from members of the public.

Wrexham station was opened in 1846 and today serves more than half a million passengers on average each year.

It is the second station in Wales to benefit from the national 'Access for All' scheme, backed by the Department for Transport, that aims to provide step-free access to around 145 stations in England, Wales and Scotland.

It is hoped the work will be completed by autumn 2011.



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