COUNCILLOR Bob Felstead (Con, Wharfedale) met Transport Minister Huw Merriman and Network Rail Officials on Tuesday last week to discuss a project to make Menston Railway Station fully accessible.

The transport minister recently confirmed Network Rail expect work at the station to begin in late March and be completed by the end of February 2025.

The busy two platform station has no lifts or way for a disabled passenger to get from one side to the other, posing problems if someone were to drive and park in one of the multiple disabled bays at the station.

The plan is to reconfigure the existing bridge, realign the stairs and install two 11-metre high, stone-faced lift towers alongside the bridge, one on each platform.

Mr Davies and Conservative councillors campaigned for the station to be given government funding under the Access For All scheme.