Letter: Disabled access can only properly happen if Chinley Station is moved
Regarding Chinley Station, disabled access could only be gained by one of three methods: a subway, lifts or a ramped footbridge.
All are extremely expensive. Lifts are subject to damage and are often out of use and a ramped footbridge is a massive eyesore.
A practical alternative would be to move the station 100 yards east to be alongside Green Lane from which a simple ramp would access the new platform.
It may be slightly more expensive, but it is a permanent solution without creating the problems the other ideas cause and, if needed, passive provision could be incorporated for any future reopening of the Chinley to Matlock line.
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