Mary Creagh MP welcomed the news that public toilets will be installed in Wakefield Kirkgate station.

An application has been submitted to Wakefield Council to convert an unused room off platform one – where trains to Normanton, Castleford and Leeds stop – into public conveniences.

A statement with the application read,

“Wakefield has been identified as a growth market by Grand Central.

“As passenger numbers grow so does the need for station-based staff to operate a safe and efficient environment.

“With expected increase in footfall and passenger numbers at this location there are plans to carry out other significant enhancement works which will in turn encourage further growth.”

Mary Creagh MP said,

“I am delighted by the recent news that public toilets will be installed in Kirkgate station.

“It’s been 10 years since I started my campaign for improvements at the station, when it went through a multi-million pound revamp.

“This is the cherry on the cake!”

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Mary outside Kirkgate station
Mary outside Kirkgate station
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