Tuesday 16 Nov 2004


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Date:                     18 November 2004 Time:                    11.30am Location:             Hackney Wick station Event:                   Official opening of the new access ramp: Photocall with Councillor Guy Nicholson (LB Hackney), Network Rail and Silverlink + refreshments at The Wick café                                            Media contact:   Laura Dobson 020 7557 8103 Network Rail, Silverlink and the London Borough of Hackney invite you to join the official opening ceremony of a new £450,000 access ramp at Hackney Wick station. The pedestrian ramp has been constructed to provide easier access for passengers using the westbound platform for Silverlink trains towards Camden Road, Willesden and Richmond.  Jointly funded by Network Rail and the London Borough of Hackney, it will allow passengers safe and direct access to the station from White Post Lane, in addition to the existing ramp from Wallis Road.  The ramp will particularly benefit passengers with mobility issues, including wheelchair users and people with pushchairs or heavy luggage, who would previously have accessed the westbound platform using a footbridge over the railway tracks. The official opening will be marked by a short ribbon-cutting ceremony with Councillor Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Partnerships, London Borough of Hackney.

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