The residents of Hattersley can enjoy better access and security at Hattersley Railway Station thanks to the completion of a new road thanks to money from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, the Hattersley Land Board and help from the Friends of Hattersley Station Volunteers.
Hattersley Road West has been rerouted to run alongside the new station car park which will improve visibility, make access easier and encourage more people to use the station, cctv is also being installed.
The Landscaping is being carried out with the help of Friends of Hattersley Station. Friends of Hattersley Station previously created an award-winning garden at the station and are now developing a new garden, they are also planning other events, including an annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
The scheme links to the ongoing programme of redevelopment and environmental improvements within the Hattersley Development Agreement including the Hattersley Hub, new homes, new schools and new employment opportunities.
Tameside Council Executive Member for Transport Peter Robinson said: “Hattersley was one of the least used railway stations in Greater Manchester but the new road has made it less isolated from the rest of the community"