Councillors have spoken out about access issues at Morley Railway Station which could cost a quarter of a million pounds to solve.
Following complaints from readers about limited access to the station’s platform two which featured in last week’s Morley Observer & Advertiser, Morley town councillors have been searching for possible solutions.
Coun Robert Finnigan, chairman of the working group set up to look into problems, said: “We have raised the possibility with Metro about disabled access but they are suggesting costings of over £250,000.”
He said that the group was exploring the option of acquiring some adjacent land which could provide an informal sloped access to the platform as well as better parking.
Coun Finnigan added: “We may be able to look towards financing it should the Orcol Industrial site come up for regeneration in the future.”
Coun Neil Dawson also supports the motion. He said: “Network Rail have set up a fund to look at improvements to stations such as Morley where access is an issue. I will contact them again to see if Morley can be prioritised to have improvements in access to the Huddersfield platform.”