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Alfreton Train Station

As part of Alfreton Town Councils campaign to improve facilities and access at the Town’s station, which has been ongoing for more than 25 years, representatives from East Midlands Trains and the Derbyshire Law Centre attended a recent Town Council meeting.

The meeting heard about recent works at the station including security and toilet upgrades and details of an extension to the current Franchise ahead of a formal announcement of a new East Midlands Railway Franchise, which is now expected in April. A variety of topics were raised by Councillors, with the discussions dominated by car parking and access challenges. Although the meeting was constructive, members were left frustrated with the limited information about the long-delayed access improvement project, where it is expected that clearer information on funding in Network Rails Control Period 6 would be available in April. It was also noted that the ongoing short extensions of the current Franchise was limiting opportunity to compete more substantial works to the car park where it was agreed a full review was required by the new Franchisee.

An update on a Discrimination claim, which had been initiated by the Town Council was provided by the Derbyshire Law Centre, who confirmed the final stages of the claim where being concluded ahead of the case being heard in court.

Finally, members expressed concern that fares to London via Chesterfield were more expensive than via Nottingham, which felt like a double whammy for less able passengers that had to travel that route due to the access restrictions to south bound services.

The meeting resolved to write to the Transport Minister and the local MP’s with constituents likely to use Alfreton Station, pressing for prioritisation of the access work. A further meeting is to be held with East Midlands Trains once the new Franchise has been awarded and funding for Control Period 6 confirmed. East Midlands Trains agreed to undertake urgent investigate concerns with the structure of the current bridge, clarity of disabled parking provision and visibility of the ticket machine in direct sunlight.

 

 

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Alfreton Town Council shared a post.Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 9:14am
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Alfreton Town Council shared a post.Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 9:28am
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 10:47am
Poppy Planting on the Centenary Green
The Town Council were delighted to involve local school children in the planting of poppies on the Centenary Green to symbolise what this area represents. The Centenary Green was named to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI.
Red and purple poppies have been planted in troughs along the footpaths, we await with anticipation for these to flower....
Thank you to the children and staff who made this possible, everybody had lots of fun spreading the seeds and exploring the area.
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Alfreton Town CouncilTuesday, April 16th, 2019 at 11:54am
Appearing on Severn Square
Saturday 20th April
1 - 3PM
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Alfreton Town CouncilWednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 11:48am
Sale of Council Van
57 Plate
37000 miles
Some damage to drivers wing (see pictures)
Please contact the office by 2.30pm tomorrow if you may be interested