Bernard Jenkin MP has written to the department for Transport requesting disabled access at Manningtree Station be improved. The MRUA has been campaigning for improved access for some time and any improvement would be welcomed by many.
Currently access to and from platform 3 can only be made via the narrow subway which involves steep steps. Those in wheelchairs have to seek assistance to be escorted across the track. The situation has been made worse by effectively turning Manningtree into a terminus for Harwich trains making the need to change platforms an issue for even more people.