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Drop-off area made at station

Coun Ian Lindley celebrates the creation of a new 20 minute parking window at Morpeth Railway Station.
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Coun Ian Lindley celebrates the creation of a new 20 minute parking window at Morpeth Railway Station. REF 3006148182

A short-stay drop-off point has been created at Morpeth Railway Station.

The station previously had no designated space for drivers to drop off or pick up train passengers, forcing them to run the risk of a fine for stopping briefly near the entrance.

The problem has caused some difficulties for passengers struggling to get to the station, particularly those with limited mobility.

But now an allocated drop-off space has been created in front of the station after yellow lines in the turning circle were removed.

Stobhill county councillor Ian Lindley said: “I have been working for over a year to ensure this facility was put in place and am grateful to Northern Rail for listening to our concerns. This is a small, but important change and supports the improvements we have secured in the new long-stay parking, as well as the new junction and green space.

“I am especially grateful to local residents Ian and Janet Robertson for their help and support on this matter.”

Northern Rail Client and Stakeholder Manager Pete Myers said: “The drop-off point at Morpeth Station allows cars to wait for up to 20 minutes without being charged. After speaking with our customers who use the station regularly, we decided on taking a common sense approach, particularly for those waiting on the arrival of long-distance trains from Scotland and London.”

 

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