That's Manchester TV airs student's fight for better train station access

That's Manchester TV airs student's fight for better train station access

A student, who is campaigning for better access to train stations, has taken his battle to That's Manchester TV.

Former leader of Stockport College Equalities Council, Nathaniel Yates, appeared on the local channel in November from his local train station of Reddish North.

Nathaniel, who has cerebral palsy, said: "There are 1.2 million wheelchair users in the UK. For them not to be able to use train station Reddish North and a few others in Stockport is very, very disappointing."

Stockport students have supported Nathaniel by answering a train station access survey he drew up with Stockport Action Youth Speakers (SAYS). Nathaniel receives one-to-one support. He learned to read at College and now studies Level 3 Health and Social Care.

Peers have also signed Nathaniel's online petition calling for better facilities for wheelchair and buggy users at train stations, such as lifts and ramps - a sentiment supported by MP Andrew Gwynne.

You can sign Nathaniel's petition here: https://bit.ly/2PgDW3W