A formal response has been sent accepting the Transport Secretary Justine Greening’s offer of £3 million to fund a new bridge at Sheffield station to resolve the long-running issue of maintaining pedestrian access through the station. The letter to the Department for Transport, sent by Paul Blomfield MP on behalf of Sheffield’s Labour MPs, Cllr Leigh Bramall and David Young of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive accepts the offer of funding for a new bridge.
Paul Blomfield MP said: “Our letter welcomes and accepts the offer of £3m funding for the construction of a new pedestrian bridge, and supports the commitment to not install barriers until an alternative bridge is in place and open to the public.
“We do think that the Secretary of State should continue to explore the option of upgrading the goods bridge and ‘non-structural’ options like more ticket machines, inspectors and ticket spot checks.
“As we said before there is a long way to go, but we now look forward to hearing from the Department for Transport about the details of the study and we’re 100% committed to working with them to maintain pedestrian access through Sheffield Station.”Other news from Sheffield Labour