MORE than £1million is being invested to improve access at Ty Croes railway station.

Rail passengers say the platform, at the Anglesey station, it too low for some travellers.

Historically it was built low to get cattle on and off trains to go to market.

A porter used to be based at the station who was responsible for bringing out a ramp to make the trains accessible for people with mobility issues however, there is now no porter available and people must move the ramp themselves.

The manoeuvre is proving difficult for people with mobility issues and people, living next door to the station, often come out to assist passengers. 

UK rail minister Huw Merriman, who announced the funding which will spent on a Harrington Hump - a system will allows the height of a railway platform to be increased, visited the island on Monday with Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie.

Ms Crosbie, who has been campaigning for improvements to the station, said: "I am delighted the minister has announced this further investment in our island and I thank him for coming to see the problem, speaking to local people, and listening to my views that something needed to be done.

“It will be a game changer for accessibility at the station and it shows the UK government not only listens but acts in the best interests of islanders.

“I am looking forward to seeing the Harrington Hump installed and I will visit the station again when it is in place and doing its job.”

At the station, the minister met with passengers to view the problem first-hand and hear concerns. He revealed the Department for Transport would fund a Harrington Hump at the station to resolve the issue. 

Work is expected to be carried out in Spring 2024.

During his time in the area, the minister met with representatives from Menter Môn, Lon Las Môn and Lein Amlwch to discuss how to put the disused Amlwch-Gaerwen line back into use.


He also travelled to Holyhead Railway Station to meet with Avanti drivers and had a look round Holyhead station to understand management issues.

Mr Merriman said: “I was pleased to visit Ty Croes station with Virginia and meet residents who are campaigning for level platform access to their trains. The residents had brought their concerns to Virginia who then brought them to me in Parliament and asked for a solution. 

“I was able to tell residents that Virginia had brought this matter to me in a meeting in Parliament and, as a result of Virginia’s request, we will provide a construction solution by Spring 2024 which will see a part of the platform brought up to allow for level boarding."