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Diss station to get access ramp

PUBLISHED: 14:40 04 September 2008 | UPDATED: 11:22 28 May 2010

A ramp is to be provided at Diss railway station to improve access for disabled people.

At present passengers who use an adjoining car park at Gilray Road, have to negotiate a steep flight of steps to reach the Norwich-bound platform.

A ramp is to be provided at Diss railway station to improve access for disabled people.

At present passengers who use an adjoining car park at Gilray Road, have to negotiate a steep flight of steps to reach the Norwich-bound platform. And the county council is seeking planning consent to carry out the work.

Spokesman John Birchall said: “The situation at the moment is that there is a very difficult access to the Norwich-bound platform. This ramp is going to cost £50,000 along with some other works and improvements taking place at the station.

“It's an essential improvement for disabled people and the costs are being shared between the county council and the Department of Transport.”

Mr Birchall said a meeting will be held in September with representatives from the town council and Norfolk and Suffolk county councils, to discuss wider issues relating to the station, improving access to car parking, and for cycles.


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