Staff Our Station Victory

Partly refurbished Kirkgate Station
Partly refurbished Kirkgate Station

KIRKGATE Railway Station will finally be manned in an unprecedented victory for the Express’ Staff Our Station campaign and our readers.

In 2009 we challenged station owners Network Rail, the train companies and politicians to do something about the notoriously dangerous station after a young woman was brutally raped in the grim subway.

A petition calling for action was signed by more than 3,000 of our readers who joined us in our call for immediate action to protect passengers.

The Staff Our Station campaign

gained national support from the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, current Prime Minister David Cameron and the former Transport Secretary Lord Andrew Adonis.

For a full report into the scheme, the history of the S.O.S. Campaign and the future of the Kirkgate area see Friday’s Express.