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Disabled Access petition Oct 2013





On-line 38 Degrees petition   - this takes less than one minute - please support us

Paper copy








To urgently improve Heaton Chapel Railway Station to make it more accessible for disabled people



We, the undersigned, urgently request that the Department for Transport (DfT), in conjunction with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Stockport MBC, Network Rail and Northern Rail [who operate the trains] commit to the following:

1.    Undertake an urgent feasibility study, and set out a business case to support the provision of new disabled access facilities that will make Heaton Chapel Station more accessible for disabled people.

2.    Give Heaton Chapel Station greater priority to be urgently improved over all other less well used stations in Greater Manchester that are not compliant with current national legislation and design standards necessary to improve accessibility for disabled people and removing barriers to transport, in accordance with the Department for Transport “Railways for All”, March 2006.


The petition has been promoted by the Friends of Heaton Chapel Station (FofHCS) in its efforts to secure improvements and enhancements to the busiest two platform suburban station in Greater Manchester without disabled access (619,506 passengers purchase tickets at Heaton Chapel Station every year).





Please print off the above information and attach a list of signatures, with names, addresses and postcodes.

Then send the completed list to the FofHCS Hon. Secretary at :

Friends of Heaton Chapel Station

34 Parsonage Road, Heaton Moor

Stockport, SK4 4JR