DISABLED people have been told not to use Mirfield railway station.
Operator Northern Rail has admitted that disabled people should stay away - and use another station with better access.
Mirfield Mayor Clr Martyn Bolt has demanded that the neglected station gets a makeover as soon as possible to ensure disabled people can use it.
A spokesman for Nothern Rail says vital works would be carried out if possible.
At present, a large flight of steps makes access almost impossible.
Clr Bolt said: "I was under the impression that everywhere had to be accessible. Surely this means stations as well.
"There is absolutely no way someone in a wheelchair could catch a train at Mirfield. That is simply not fair.
"When Northern Rail took over as the operator less than a month ago we were all hoping for a change. Even though the previous operator ignored the problem we had hoped something would now get done.
"Simply saying people who can't use it and should go somewhere else is unacceptable. It is not as if the stations in Huddersfield or Dewsbury are easy to get to from Mirfield."
Clr Bolt said with about 1,000 new homes planned for Mirfield before 2016, a good railway station was vital.
"We need a decent station, but it seems Mirfield often gets ignored," he said. "We are trying to get people out of cars and on to public transport.
"But asking anyone to climb all those stairs with bags of shopping or a pushchair means they will carry on driving.
"Leaving the station in the current state is counter- productive all round."
Clr Bolt has met Stanley King, chairman of Metro, the public transport co-ordinating body for West Yorkshire, to discuss the problems.
As well as the train station Clr Bolt also pointed out rundown bus shelters.
Metro has agreed to several improvements in the town centre. But the operator has the final say on whether to carry out work on railway stations.