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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.

Signs at the unmanned Wood End station,  North Warwick line, summer 2015

Signs at the unmanned Wood End station, North Warwick line, summer 2015

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. 😂

Platform 2 at Wood End station,  North Warwick line, summer 2015

Platform 2 at Wood End station, North Warwick line

But how exactly would wheelchair users get down to the platform? There are 56 steps, and no ramp.

Steps at Wood End station,  North Warwick line, summer 2015

Why were the old steps and bridge removed at Wood End station?

Was Rupert Walker involved? And if not, why not?

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September 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm

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