TRAFFIC chaos at a congested train station will finally be relieved - after an order to prevent vehicles ‘jeopardising commuters’ safety’ was rubber-stamped this week.

The changes - which will come into force on Station Road and Woolley Colliery Road in Darton - will reduce traffic build-ups following complaints from commuters and councillors.

A new footway will be constructed when the underpass to Mill Lane is closed, linking both platforms and providing a safer route, after cabinet approval was given on Wednesday.

Coun Steve Hunt said: “I understand the closure of the underpass linking Mill Lane to Station Road to vehicles may cause some inconvenience, however part of the scheme is to improve the visibility of the junction of Mill Lane onto Church Street which should largely mitigate these concerns.

“I support this scheme which will encourage active travel and greater use of public transport.”