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Railway Stations: Merseyside

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps are being taken to improve standards of (a) seating, (b) shelter and (c) passenger facilities at rail stations in Merseyside. (253189)

Stations in Merseyside are eligible for funding from the national stations improvement programme (NSIP) and the access for all programme. In particular, the national stations improvement programme can be used to provide improved seating, shelters and passenger facilities. On 23 January, the Minister of State opened the newly refurbished Sandhills station, which benefited from funding under the access for all programme.