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Rail bosses show off plans for new Lichfield Trent Valley station lifts to city’s MP

Michael Fabricant being shown the plans for the lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station

Michael Fabricant being shown the plans for the lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station

Plans for new lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley railway station have been unveiled.

They were shown to the city’s MP Michael Fabricant during a meeting with officials from Network Rail and London Midland in Westminster.

The initial plans will improve accessibility on the split-level station which serves passengers using the Cross City line and West Coast Main Line.

Mr Fabricant said: “Two lifts will be installed at either side of the lower level so that all platforms will be connected. This will not just be for disabled people, but for mums with baby buggies, and passengers with luggage.”

Lichfield Trent Valley. Pic: Rob Newman

Lichfield Trent Valley station. Pic: Rob Newman and
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Although he welcomed the plans for improved accessibility, the Conservative MP was keen to highlight other potential improvements to the rail bosses.

He said: “We also discussed the need for 24 hour provision for toilets at both Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley stations, and the need for a disabled ramp to be provided from the new car park at Trent Valley down to platform two.

“There are active plans for 24 hour toilet facilities at both stations and I shall press for the disabled ramp to be installed too.

“This is all good news and while completion is not likely to be until at least the end of next year, funding has been made available and plans are clearly progressing.”

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3 Comments

  1. Ken

    21st February, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks goodness tye normally camera-shy Mr Fabricant was available to attend this vital photo opportunity in London on our behalves. Heaven forbid anyone from Network Rail or London Midland should actually have to travel to Lichfield to reveal the plans.

  2. Toast

    23rd February, 2017 at 11:14 am

    @Ken: LOL, spot on.

  3. Agitatorofpeople

    24th February, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Does Michael Fabricant work for the “Office of Rail and Road”, Government Department now?

    “All licensed train and station operators are required to establish and comply with a Disabled People’s Protection Policy (DPPP) which sets out how they will protect the interests of disabled users of their trains and stations.”

    Not got something else to do? seems to be milking this for all it’s worth!!