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Protesters demand disabled access at train station

PUBLISHED: 09:53 18 November 2019 | UPDATED: 10:10 18 November 2019

Wymondham Access Group chairman Dave Roberts, with his daughter. Photo: Submitted

Wymondham Access Group chairman Dave Roberts, with his daughter. Photo: Submitted

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Protesters demanding disabled access have gathered at their local train station.

Protesters at Wymondham Train Station demanded action on step free access to platform two. Photo: SubmittedProtesters at Wymondham Train Station demanded action on step free access to platform two. Photo: Submitted

More than 30 protesters descended on Wymondham Train Station on Saturday morning, calling on train company Greater Anglia to build step free access to the station's Cambridge bound platform.

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Wheelchair users, cyclists and parents with buggies were amoung protesters.

Mother of two, Kayleigh Sexton, attended the demonstration with her daughter, and said: "I'd love to use the train more but I tried it once and had to rely on other passengers to help carry our baby buggy over. It was an absolute nightmare. The train would be lovely, nice and warm and better than the bus but we just can't do it".

Protesters at Wymondham Train Station demanded action on step free access to platform two. Photo: SubmittedProtesters at Wymondham Train Station demanded action on step free access to platform two. Photo: Submitted

Last week South Norfolk Council and Greater Anglia announced they would submit seperate funding bids, and hoped to secure a total of £50,000 for the project.

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