Currently older people, people with mobility issues and other disabilities, parents with pushchairs, people with heavy luggage, struggle to access the southbound platform safely for southbound trains to Lancaster and Manchester because the railway footbridge has 22 steps up and 21 steps down.
The only other way they can access the southbound platform is by walking on the road under the railway bridge which has no pavements into oncoming traffic as Sandside Road is the main vehicle access into the village. They are also in danger from behind with traffic turning left out of the village from Station Road and traffic turning right from Black Dyke Road. Both junctions are blind. To make matters even worse, the road under the bridge is occasionally flooded.
This has been a problem for some years but now is the time to act because we have an increasingly ageing population. Out of a population of 2,333 (2021 Census), 44% of people in Arnside are 65+, many of whom don’t drive. We also want to help and encourage everyone to use sustainable public transport options instead of their cars.
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I/we the undersigned support the campaign to make the southbound platform at Arnside station safe and accessible for all.