Wellington Railway Station access 'needs improving'

Passenger access at a Shropshire railway station needs improving, a report commissioned by Telford and Wrekin Council has found.

Wheelchair access to the ticket office and platforms at Wellington Station were a particular problem, it said.

The report also highlighted the need for a bridge to link up the station with the bus terminal.

It recommended a number of improvements, which if installed would cost an estimated £1.5m.

The council said smaller scale improvements could be funded from local budgets, but the main projects would need government backing.

Councillor Hilda Rhodes said the Labour-led authority would work with rail operator London Midland and Network Rail to lobby for government funding.

In December, the Department for Transport approved bids of more than £37.5m to improve accessibility at railway stations across the country.

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