New plea over station barriers

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SHEFFIELD Central Labour MP Paul Blomfield was due yesterday (Wednesday) to raise in the Commons the controversy of public access to the footbridge at the city’s railway station.

He was urging Ministers to rethink their ‘one size fits all’ approach to ticket barriers so that access through stations where there are traditional pedestrian routes is not blocked off by barriers.

Mr Blomfield said: “Ticket barriers across the bridge would mean my constituents who live nearby would lose a safe, secure and accessible route into the city centre. Blocking off the bridge would also break up our city’s transport system and threaten the viability of the ongoing Park Hill redevelopment.”