South Yorkshire railway stations receive £3.5m improvements

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Railway stations will receive £3.5m for improvements to their infrastructure.

The investment will go towards making South Yorkshire rail travel more accessible through Doncaster and Barnsley.

The stations due to be upgraded are Mexborough, Adwick, Bentley, Conisbrough, Hatfield, Stainforth, Kirk Sandall in Doncaster.

In Barnsley, Bolton-on-Dearne, Darton, Elsecar and Wombwell will receive funding.

Upgrades include new waiting rooms and platform furniture, improved car parks, bike storage, defibrillators and more help points.

Councillor Joe Blackham told the BBC: “Once the scheme is completed, all South Yorkshire rail stations will include step-free access from the car park and bus stop, accessible toilets and baby-changing facilities.”

The money for the “safer and more secure” facilities come from South Yorkshire Combined Authority £166m Transforming Cities Fund.

The fund will also be used to improve public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure.

Travel South Yorkshire said: “We are designing schemes that will encourage active travel, reduce journey times, cut congestion and improve air quality.”

The improvements will begin in early 2022, for more details click here.

 

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