MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay is pressing the Welsh Government to take urgent action to improve access to and from platforms at Abergavenny Railway Station.
Mr Ramsay wrote to the Welsh Government’s Transport Minister, Edwina Hart AM, after receiving a letter from the Clerk of Abergavenny Town Council, Peter Johns, who said councillors were extremely concerned and displeased by the delay, especially as the town looks forward to welcoming the National Eisteddfod to Abergavenny in August next year.
Sharing their concern, Mr Ramsay said:
“The access problem affects not only the elderly and disabled but also younger people with small children and babies who often have no choice but to struggle to climb over the footbridge in all weathers with pushchairs, prams and luggage.
“As the town council has pointed out, many visitors will be unaware of the difficulty of crossing the railway line until they have arrived at the station and no help is available.
“I hope it will be possible to resolve this problem as a matter of urgency and that a scheme can be put in place in time for the Eisteddfod so that visitors by train will be able to access the town without having to cross the steep footbridge.”