Thursday 18 Dec 2003

NETWORK RAIL & LONDON BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO HIGHAMS PARK STATION

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Network Rail and the London Borough of Waltham Forest have been working together to improve access to Highams Park railway station. Over the last few weeks, work has been taking place to construct a path, which will link the car park off Larkshall Road to the Chingford-bound platform at Highams Park Station. The link will form a permanent short cut through Network Rail’s boundary fence and will be suitable for disabled passengers. Andrew Dutton, Network Rail Business Manager said:  “Highams Park is an incredibly busy station with over 7,000 people using it every week day.  Improving access to the station will benefit car park users and disabled passengers.  Working in partnership with the council has made this achievable.” Waltham Forest Council Leader Clyde Loakes added:  “I am delighted to see the successful implementation of this project between ourselves and Network Rail. The new pedestrian path is the result of both organisations working together over many years to bring about improved accessibility to the trains for local rail commuters and visitors to Highams Park.”

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