DAVID Hanson, MP for Delyn, pressed the minister for Transport in Parliament to call for investment in accessibility at Flint railway station.

Currently, Network Rail is undertaking a review of train stations across the network to ensure that stations with poor levels of accessibility are improved.

This is part of the UK Government Inclusive Transport Strategy announced last year which released up to £300m of funding to complete the programme.

Mr Hanson contacted Network Rail to support a bid for funding to improve Flint station. This is because currently the only way to get from the car park to the eastbound platform is to either cross one of two footbridges, neither of which have ramp access, or to walk under the railway line and up Corporation Street.

Nominations are now being considered and it is hoped that Flint will be one of the stations that will gain investment.

Mr Hanson said: “Flint is an important railway station for our community. We have seen a great deal of investment in the number of journeys that can be undertaken from it after years of campaigning from myself and local pressure groups. The last piece of the jigsaw puzzle is for the station to get much needed investment.

“Our public transport system should be accessible to all and currently Flint station is falling far short of where I, and many passengers, would like to see it. The distance between the car park and the southside platform is too long without use of the footbridges and we need investment to improve this now.”