Press Release

MP Hails Rail Petition Success

5th October 2009

Aberavon MP, Dr Hywel Francis has been overwhelmed by the public support for his petition to improve public access to Port Talbot Railway Station.

Dr Francis said,

“In just over an hour we collected four hundred signatures for our petition which wishes to improve access for people with disabilities, parents with children and pushchairs, the elderly and those carrying heavy suitcases.

I have written to Arriva Trains to seek a meeting involving local disabled groups to explore ways of improving access and staffing levels immediately.”

Notes to Editors:

1. Dr Hywel Francis MP was the sponsor of the Carers Equal Opportunities Act for 2004.

2. Anyone wishing a copy of the petition “Fair Access to Port Talbot Rail Station” can do so by contacting, Mr John Slater, Constituency Office, Eagle House, 2 Talbot Road, Port Talbot, SA13 1DH. Telephone 01639 897660, or click here for a printable version.


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