Assembly Member for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, questioned the Welsh Government Minister for Economy and Transport yesterday about progress with the upgrade of Abergavenny railway station, and the provision of much needed disabled access.
Speaking in the Assembly chamber Nick said: “Minister, many of our railway stations have been inadequate when it comes to disabled access for a considerable length of time now. I know, as you've said, you've been trying to address this. You've just mentioned the list of Access for All stations. Abergavenny station was on the list, I believe, that was put forward by the Welsh Government, and I think was successful following discussions that you had with the UK Government Department for Transport and the hard work of local campaigners, including the local county councillor Maureen Powell—I know all have been in touch with you. I wonder if you could update us on the current status of Abergavenny station. It's clearly an important station locally, for me as the local Assembly Member, but also an important part of the network in Wales as a whole. So, where are we with the upgrade of that station and the implementation of disabled access?”
In response Ken Skates AM, Minister for Economy and Transport advised that he would
”.. happily write to the Member with details of the work that’s been undertaken as we develop plans to make it step-free, and it will be a wholly step-free station. But I’ll also happily update the Members on the other six stations and the work that’s been undertaken to draw down UK Government funding, through the Access for All programme, as soon as progress can be made and I can report back.”