Station access work on track for completion

LEYLAND 28-01-16
The new bridge at Leyland railway station is near completion.   The bridge will make access easier for people with disabilities.
LEYLAND 28-01-16 The new bridge at Leyland railway station is near completion. The bridge will make access easier for people with disabilities.
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Access work is on schedule at Leyland Railway Station.

The £4.5 million investment is being carried out under the government’s Access for All scheme.

Network Rail is building three new passenger lifts, a new footbridge, three new staircases and an access ramp to provide much easier access to the rail network for passengers with disabilities, heavy luggage or pushchairs.

The project is at its half way stage.

It began last August and is due to finish this summer.

To facilitate the improvements, the car park off Moss Lane will be partially closed until the project is completed.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “The original dates still stand for completion this summer and we are on target to open on time.

“We will update passengers and local stakeholders with dates as soon as we can.”

Terry Strickland, area director for Network Rail, said: “Access for All is a significant investment which helps to make using the railway even easier for the millions of passengers who travel by train every year.”

He added: “Leyland station will have step-free access for the first time and the new bridge and lifts will be a valuable addition to the station’s facilities.”

For further information people can contact Network Rail’s national helpline on 03457 114 141.