MPs campaign for step-free access at Marks Tey Station
Witham MP Priti Patel and South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge have visited Marks Tey station to discuss their campaign to make the Station fully accessible with step free access to all platforms. Commuters using the Sudbury branch line to change trains at the Station currently have no step-free access and Priti and James will be pressing the Government to include the Station in the next round of access for all funding.
Their visit to Marks Tey on Friday (14th October) also follows a commitment given in the House of Commons by Rail Minister Kevin Foster to visit the Station after the issue was raised by Priti during transport questions on Thursday (13 October 2022).
After the visit, James Cartlidge said: “I met Abellio earlier this month and was pleased to hear that the next window for potential ‘access for all’ funding bids is now open, given that this is the most likely funding pot for delivering a lift at Marks Tey. I therefore look forward to working with Priti Patel to push the case for Marks Tey, given the importance of the crossing to my Sudbury based commuters, who are particularly reliant on onward connections from the Station as their main way in to London and Chelmsford”.
Priti said: “Marks Tey station provides a vital connection to commuters and it needs to be upgraded so that it is fully accessible and benefits everyone who uses the Sudbury branch line. James and I are campaigning hard to get the Government to agree to include the Station in the future access for all programme.”