Matthew has welcomed the Conservative Government’s funding to improve accessibility across the rail network for disabled people.
This new funding will provide Mill Hill Broadway station with step-free access, helping thousands of disabled people every day in Hendon constituency use trains more easily to get to work, to access vital services, to travel across the country, and to visit friends and family.
“I have been campaigning with local people for several years to make Mill Hill Broadway step-free so it is safer for all passengers, especially those with restricted mobility, parents with push chairs and passengers with heavy luggage and I’m delighted that our hard work has paid off.
“This additional funding will make a huge difference to people’s lives in the Hendon constituency and will help thousands more people travel easily and without additional cost, time or stress.”
Nusrat Ghani, Transport Minister, making the announcement said:
“Everyone should be able to access our rail network and I am pleased to announce that Mill Hill Broadway will now become a fully accessible station in the next stage of the programme.
“As a Government, we are committed to providing disabled people with the same access to travel as everyone else and so far we have delivered step-free access at over 200 stations through our Access for All programme and are committed a further £300m of accessibility investment.
“Matthew Offord has been pressing to make Mill Hill Broadway step-free for a considerable time and I’m delighted to be able to announce today that his hard campaigning work has again paid off for the people of Hendon.”