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Work has started this week to carry out urgent repairs to the lifts at Birkenhead North railway station.
Heavy rain has caused damage to the lift mechanisms and the lift entrances during recent storms, and the work needed will not only repair the lifts but help to prevent future leaks.
In order for Network Rail to carry out the work, the lifts will need to be taken out of service.
While the lifts are closed, those passengers who need step-free access should speak to station staff, or they can contact the Merseyrail Passenger Assist team on 0151 555 1111.
Network Rail have said that each lift will take 2 weeks to repair with the following closures announced:-
In addition, passengers requiring step-free access can use Conway Park railway station where onward travel can be arranged.
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.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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