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Step-free a step closer?

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 30 November, 2018

We are really pleased to hear that train company South Western Railway have recently applied to the Government’s ‘Access for All’ fund for funding to put a lift or ramps into Raynes Park and Motspur Park stations. Lib Dem councillors Eloise Bailey (West Barnes) and Anthony Fairclough (Dundonald) have been working since Summer to encourage […]

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Make Raynes Park Station step-free – campaign update

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 12 October, 2017

Lack of ‘step-free’ access at Raynes Park Station Passengers with mobility problems, those carrying luggage or using prams or buggies cannot access Raynes Park station very easily. Platforms 3 and 4 are only accessible via stairs. These platforms are used by passengers returning from London and travelling to Surrey and beyond. With almost 4.5 million […]

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Since 2014, we have campaigned with residents for step-free access at Raynes Park and Motspur Park stations. Thousands of residents have signed our petitions on this, and we used these to get South West Trains (SWT), the Department for Transport (DfT) and Network Rail (NR) to take our concerns seriously.

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Step free access at Raynes Park and Motspur Park stations

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 1 April, 2017

Email to First MTR, after it was announced they will take over the South Western Train franchise later this year. Dear Mike I’ve been given your contact details as someone to approach with a question about First MTR’s acquisition of the South Western Franchise. Since 2014, we have campaigned with residents for step-free access at […]

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You can read Lib Dem candidate for London Mayor Caroline Pidgeon’s announcement here – which was made during a visit to Wimbledon and Raynes Park. We also mustn’t forget that Crossrail 2 has an impact on the whole borough, it’s not just about the (albeit huge) effect on Wimbledon town centre. You can also read […]

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What we think about Crossrail 2

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 9 January, 2016

Focus Team member Giles Bailey, co-ordinated the response of Merton Liberal Democrats – which can be seen here: http://www.mertonlibdems.org.uk/crossrail2response

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Crossrail 2 – Southwest to Northeast London

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 3 October, 2015

The Department for Transport and Transport for London are continuing to develop a proposal for a new rail service connecting Southwest with Northeast London – Crossrail 2. The main part of the scheme would run in a tunnel from Wimbledon to Tottenham Hale. This is an enormous project that wouldn’t likely be completed until 2030 […]

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Train company must push for step-free improvement

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 11 July, 2015

Residents and local campaigners have been shocked to discover that South West Trains is not pushing to make local train stations more accessible.   The local Liberal Democrats have been campaigning for step-free access at local train stations. To use Motspur Park station, people must use stairs to get the central platform. Whereas at Raynes […]

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Step-free access at local stations – latest

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 29 April, 2015

Local LibDems have been campaigning for more than than a year to make Raynes Park and Motspur Park stations “step free” and more accessible. These are both busy rail stations with more than 4 million people using Raynes Park each year. Like other stations in the area, such as Earlsfield and New Malden, we feel […]

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Christmas: rubbish & recycling collection and public transport

by Dundonald Lib Dems on 18 December, 2014

Just a quick note to wish you a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year! Below you’ll find a couple of bits of useful info for over the festive period. As ever, please get in touch if there’s anything we can help with. All the best Shas Sheehan, Giles Bailey, Diana Coman & Anthony […]

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