£50,000 access improvements at Stonehaven station

9th Aug 2012
£50,000 access improvements at Stonehaven station

A variable height counter has been installed to enable ScotRail’s booking office staff to serve wheelchair users, children and other customers at eye level with the flick of a switch.

Automatic doors have also been fitted, to make it easier for customers to access the station building.

Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, said: “We are committed to making all aspects of train travel – including accessing stations and buying tickets – as easy as possible for all of our customers.”

ScotRail received funding towards the improvements through Transport Scotland’s Access for All programme.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “An efficient and accessible railway is essential in connecting communities and ensuring people are able to enjoy education, employment and leisure opportunities.


“I applaud ScotRail for these refurbishments to Stonehaven station, which will make it more accessible and will be a real asset to the local area, as well as making travelling by train a more attractive and easier option for many more passengers.”


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