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Network Rail is warning passengers about lift repairs at Birkenhead North station after they were damaged by water.
During the storms earlier this winter, heavy rain caused water to leak into the mechanism of the lift, and this means the mechanical equipment in the lifts need replacing.
Additionally, work will be done to prevent any leaks in the future.
This means the lift for platform 3 will not be in operation between Monday 15 and Friday 26 March 2021 and the lift for platforms 1 & 2 will not be operating between Monday 29 March and Friday 9 April.
Passengers who need assistance are being advised to contact the Merseyrail Passenger Assist team on 0151 555 1111.
Tom Wadsworth, senior asset engineer for buildings at Network Rail, said: “We thank passengers for their patience while we get the lifts at Birkenhead North back up to full working order after the extreme weather this winter.”
“We know the work will inconvenience some passengers and I’d urge people to plan their journeys with Merseyrail while we carry out these urgent repairs to better protect the lifts from heavy rain and make them more reliable for passengers in future.”
Greg Suligowski, head of customer and stakeholder experience at Merseyrail, said: “During the recent poor weather conditions unfortunately our lifts at Birkenhead North have sustained damage.”
“We are working closely with our partners at Network Rail to repair and improve the lifts. We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate our passengers’ patience during this time.”
Ticket acceptance will be in place for passengers to use Conway Park, the nearest step-free station where onward travel can be made possible.
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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