Alsager railway station has become more accessible to people who are living with dementia thanks to a project by East Midlands Railway.
The train operating company has worked with Alsager Partnership, Alzheimer’s Society, North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership and Alsager Town Council, to make the station easier to navigate.
The work at Alsager railway station includes developing new signage at the railway station.
Signage now includes easily recognisable symbols, clear colour contrasts and are not surrounded by other distracting information.
The town is already recognised as a Dementia Friendly Community. Improvements are made each year, with the railway station being the choice for this year.
Lisa Angus, Transition and Projects Director at East Midlands Railway, said the company was delighted to be able to support the work at Alsager.
She said: “We have recently reviewed the way we use signage and how we create environments at our stations. So, it was very fitting to be able to support this project which shares many of our central themes and ideas.
“We hope the improvements will make life easier for people living with dementia and their carers when they catch one of our trains from Alsager.”
Kath Reader, Alsager Partnership, DFC Project Lead, said: “We are delighted with the new signage installed by EMR and hope it will encourage more people living with dementia and their carers to feel confident about using the station.
“We hope many people will visit the town and take the Dementia Friendly walk through Milton Park.”
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