Maylands train station: slippery stairs proving ‘hazardous’ for pedestrians says Maylands MLA

Maylands train station: slippery stairs proving ‘hazardous’ for pedestrians says Maylands MLA

THE Public Transport Authority (PTA) was forced to halt painting work at Maylands Train Station due to rain, which Maylands MLA Lisa Baker said had made the stairs “hazardous” for pedestrians.

Last month, stairs leading into the station from Whatley Crescent and to the platform from the pathway were painted over with high gloss paint.

Ms Baker said the old non-slip surfacing was painted over.

“I have been approached by constituents who have raised concerns about the safety hazards the new works have caused to pedestrians using the train station,” she said.

“The new paint on the pedestrian underpass and stairs and slippery at the best of times and highly slick and hazardous on days when the surface is wet.”

It is understood station attendants have witnessed several people fall due to the slippery surface.

Ms Baker called on the Transport Minister and PTA to replace the non-slip surfacing as a “matter of urgency” and that resurfacing complied with safety standards.

However, PTA spokeswoman Claire Krol said the safety of employees and passengers was “paramount”.

“Work at Maylands Station on the Whatley Crescent staircase is not yet complete,” she said.

“Rain – which is outside our control – has meant we have been unable to complete the treatments just yet.

“Rest assured the work will be completed when the weather permits.”