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Saturday, 25 October 2014

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New ramp is a step up for Flimby rail passengers

Work has been completed to raise a section of Flimby railway station’s platform to help passengers get on and off trains.

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THE HUMP: From left, Coun Keith Little and Mayor of Maryport Carol Tindall with Flimby residents Mary Ashbridge and Marjorie Robinson beside the new ramp at Flimby railway station

It was installed by Network Rail after an eight-year campaign and finally came into use on the southbound platform on Wednesday afternoon.

County councillor Keith Little said the hump would allow easier access.

The hump has been created at the far end of the platform to line up with the last carriage of trains which have double doors for pram, wheelchair and mobility scooter access.

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Aren’t these called Harrington Humps after the one installed at Harrington station??

Great idea for wheelchair users, as long as they only have a one way ticket as they wont be able to get off ....................

Posted by Big Col on 15 July 2013 at 09:50

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