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Network Rail is reminding passengers to check before travelling before the work begins next week at Wolverhampton.
The work on the lift on platform one will cost up to £250k.
Credit: Network Rail
All the work will start Monday the 11th January and is going to be finished Tuesday 20th April.
The lift on platform 1 allows step-free access to the station and other platforms too.
Credit: Network Rail
There will be no step-free access to or from platforms 2a, 2b, 3 or 4 at the station whilst the work takes place.
Platforms 1, 5 and 6 will retain their step-free access and lifts to the station exit.
Tom Wadsworth, the senior asset engineer for buildings at Network Rail, said: “This lift upgrade will improve Wolverhampton station as we get it in the best possible shape for passengers when measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 can be eased. The work is a key step in ensuring the station remains accessible for everyone for years to come.
“We’re asking passengers with additional accessibility needs who must travel during this latest coronavirus lockdown to plan their journeys in advance while the platform one lift is out of use. People can do this by booking assisted travel in advance either through http://www.wmr.uk/assistance or by calling 0800 024 8998.”
Brenda Lawrence, head of stations for West Midlands Railway, said: “Making sure the railway is accessible for everyone is a priority for us and these improvements will enhance the journey experience for customers using our fantastic newly-built station at Wolverhampton.
“Fewer people are using the railway at the moment, but we are encouraging any passengers who do need to travel and require assistance to contact us in advance wherever possible.”
For more advice on assisted travel, visit http://www.wmr.uk/assistance
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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