New £300k disabled access ramp opens at Dorchester West station

A PENSIONER who has been putting pressure on transport bosses for an access ramp to be built at Dorchester West station for more than a decade said she is ‘overjoyed’ that the £300,000 project is finally complete.

Sally Falkingham, 85, is among those who have been asking Network Rail and Dorset Council to build the no-step access ramp, which now allows disabled and elderly passengers to get to the northbound platform one via a specially-built route from Williams Avenue.

Three trees and some bushes in Williams Avenue have been removed as part of the work.

Previously, disabled people and others with restricted mobility were forced to travel to Weymouth and then back again if they wanted to head north.

Ms Falkingham, who serves as transport representative for Maiden Newton Parish Council, said: “The station is now accessible for everyone.

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