ONE in four adults in a village has signed a petition calling for improvements to their train station.

Some 917 people have demanded safety work to the steps at Marsden Railway Station.

The petition was launched in November 2009 after a resident fell and seriously injured herself at the steps.

Clr Nicola Turner, who represents the village on Kirklees Council, will take the petition down to London.

The Colne Valley Lib Dem said: “We have concerns about the height of the balustrade rail and the condition of 13 of the steps, which are all permanently bent from regular passenger traffic passing over them.

“We also believe that the steps are fabricated from a steel section that is not actually fit-for-purpose owing to flawed specification.

“Moreover, the steps which serve two of the platforms are neither suitable for the disabled, nor people travelling with buggies. This is just not acceptable.”

Clr Turner and Marsden residents Pam Etheridge and Margaret Martin will present the petition to transport minister Norman Baker.