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Work beginning on new lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station

Work is beginning on a £2.3million project to install lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station.

Network Rail says the project is expected to be completed by summer 2019.

The work will mean all of the platforms at the twin-level station are fully accessible from each other for the first time.

Harpreet Singh-Moore from Network Rail with Michael Fabricant MP and Richard Brooks from West Midlands Railway

Harpreet Singh-Moore from Network Rail with Michael Fabricant MP and Richard Brooks from West Midlands Railway

Harpreet Singh-Moore, Network Rail’s project manager, said: “This upgrade will unlock the railway network for many people in and around Lichfield, allowing them easy access to travel that was previously not possible.

“We are working closely with the station operator, West Midlands Railway, to ensure our work brings as little disruption as possible to passengers at the station, which will only be until early summer 2019.”

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant said he was delighted that years of campaigning for the work to be carried out had paid off.

“I was very pleased to meet with Network Rail to show me where they plan to install the two lifts that will give disabled access to all platforms,” he said.

“This will be a major improvement to this important local interchange station which connects the all-important West Coast Main Line with the Cross City Line.

“I also took the opportunity of showing them the step only access to the station from the new car park on the London side platform. We need a ramp to provide disabled access there too.”

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1 Comment

  1. Mike

    11th December, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    The WCML is only all-important to Fabricant because he needs it to travel first class to Westminster, have his breakfast/dinner for free and claim it back on expenses under “other”. It’s campaigning from other groups that have secured this, not the MP, and the fact that thr Equality act has rightfully helped push for disabled access at stations that haven’t got it. There’s still a long way to go with this across the country.

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