How accessible is Eastbourne Railway Station?

Eastbourne railway station.
Eastbourne railway station.

Eastbourne Railway Station will be hosting a roadshow with a difference next week – to showcase just how accessible it is, especially for disabled travellers.

Southern Railway is staging an Accessibility Roadshow on Thursday (10am until 4pm) when visitors will be able to find out how travelling by train shouldn’t be a strain. During the day, visitors will be able to see the facilities which the station offers to show just how accessible train travel is, whether you are in a wheelchair or hard of hearing.

Staff will be conducting tours of the station, allow visitors to look around trains and for some they will be able to travel by train to and from the station while Southern Railway staff accompany them.

Kirsty Monk, Southern Railway’s accessibility officer said. “We want as many people as possible to come along and freely ask questions to staff available on the day. So if you know people who might be interested to learn more, are worried about travelling by train or simply need confidence and help to make their first journey then all are welcome.”

The Eastbourne-based charity, Hearing Link, will be at the station to promote the “Let’s Loop Eastbourne” campaign.