The spend at Wood End
How prudently is public money used on the railway? Wood End station, between Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon on the North Warwick line, has seen a programme of ‘improvements’ carried out, including the removal of the old footbridge between the platforms.
Platform 2, for trains to Birmingham, now has decking on part of its length to allow easier boarding, with a sign advising wheelchair users to wait at the decked-out location. The sign even has its own pole, presumably because its weight would be too much for the adjacent luminaire. 😂
But how exactly would wheelchair users get down to the platform? There are 56 steps, and no ramp.
Was Rupert Walker involved? And if not, why not?