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Published on : Friday, August 12, 2016
East Lancashire Railway line has introduced a modern carriage that would be capable of accommodating up to four wheelchairs with extra space for seating. The carriage would be possess additional standing room for family members and friends.
This brand new carriage is actually a coach car of the 1950’s that has been redesigned over the last six months to impart a new look to it.
Mike Kelly, chairman, East Lancashire Railway said that they were looking forward to new ways that can help enhance passenger experience on trains. He also said that the launching of wheelchair accessible carriages would imply that travellers with physical impairments would be able to make themselves comfortable and have a great taste of the Lancashire Railway.
The current wheelchair accessible carriage would be the very first of the three similar carriages that would all be introduced in this railway line in the following three years.
A new station is being constructed in Bury, at the Burrs Country Park. The mainland route between Rawstenstall in Rossendale and Heywood is being operated by the East Lancashire Railways with the aid of diesel and steam engines. It would pass through the Irwell Valley and it known to draw over 1,60,000 visitors every year.