Labour welcomes Whitton station work but says more needs to be done


The Labour Party candidates for Heathfield have welcomed the announcement that Whitton station will get step-free access within five years, but say more needs to be done to tackle congestion and graffiti.

Craig Owen, Rhonda Evans and Rob Newbery, Labour Party candidates for Heathfield, welcomed the news that Whitton station would be included in a scheme to give inaccessible stations step-free access. The three campaigners have been in regular dialogue with local residents and South West Trains on poor access, as well as congestion and delays on peak trains and graffiti on the station canopy.

Speaking on behalf of the candidates, Craig Owen said:

“It’s great to see that local residents will get the step-free access they deserve, but five years is a long time to wait and we’d like to see the funding bought forward and form part of a wider package of improvements to station platforms and the canopy.

“We’ve seen no action on Whitton station for generations – this demonstrates that Labour can push local residents’ concerns onto the political agenda.”

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