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Work finally set to start on lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station

Work is finally set to start on the installation of lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station.

Lichfield Trent Valley station

Lichfield Trent Valley station

The long-awaited project will mean all platforms are fully accessible.

The work is expected to begin in the coming weeks with the lifts up and working at the start of 2019.

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant was given the update in the House of Commons after asking a question on the issue to Trains Minister Nusrat Ghani.

“Work will finally begin on the construction of two lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station for disabled and other passengers at the end of next month and will be ready in the spring of next year,” Mr Fabricant said.

““I have been campaigning for this for some years and the Department for Transport have just confirmed these dates to me in a Parliamentary Answer.

“I wanted to keep up the pressure and this is excellent news.”

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3 Comments

  1. Nodge

    18th October, 2018 at 9:55 am

    I’ve lost count of the number of occasions Fab has claimed this as a victory, only for it to turn into nothing again. I’ll celebrate when my disabled friends can catch the train to London with me without being carried to the platform by one of us.

  2. Gary

    18th October, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Will this is include disabled access to/from Platform 2 to the Burton Old Road car park? If not, it should do.

  3. Steve Norman

    18th October, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Readers should check out Lichfield Live’s 2009 report which shows the Labour County Council working for this. Unfortunately the Coalition and the Conservative Council that followed seemed to have given up. Just as they did building two new Health Centres in Burntwood.
    Anyone else worried about Mr Fabricant’s “pressure” have clearly no need to worry.

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