Locals have had enough with disappointment of promised development plans for the train station. This begs the question of does this train-station really need the development?
Reviews from the train station dating back 3 years ago have suggested an average of 2.4 stars out of their total 32 applicants. Descriptions from reviewers include quotes such as “absolutely awful station” and “handy station but no lifts yet, been promised for ages”.
The national rail enquiry website, they have stated that they have ramp access for those who need it which does follow the European “design standards for accessible railway stations”.
MP, Tobias Elmwood has taken the matter into parliament to get answering for why the process has been delayed for a prolonged period as of the main concern being about the lift which hasn’t been working for over 35 years.
Council worker, Chris Witcher explains his views on the currant state of accessibility for the community.
“Its not just disability its the whole surrounding area”.
The train station has had a significant change to the community since it was renamed at the end of the 19th century. Allowing access to major cities such as London Waterloo, Basingstoke and Bournemouth town. Does this factor allow businesses to grow even though complaints suggest that the public transport is inaccessible.
Elizabeth Johnston is a local resident of the area. She suggested that the train station is being used for what it’s made for and how it helps her business “The Dark Side of The Mirror”.