This week, construction works started at Beeston Station where Story Contracting are delivering an Access for All scheme (AfA) on behalf of Network Rail.
The multi-million pound project is part of the Department for Transport’s scheme to bring step-free accessible routes to hundreds of stations across Britain.
New lifts are going to be installed on each side of the station in addition to new stairs which will be incorporated into the existing Meadow Road flyover bridge.
The upgrade is set to be complete for Autumn 2024, reducing the walking distance to utilise step-free access onto the platforms, whilst also making it safer for all station users.
Tom Weeks, Scheme Project Manager for Story, said: “We’re proud to be supporting Network Rail and EMR in the delivery of the AfA scheme at Beeston Station.”
“The works will improve the station for local people by providing a step-free access between platforms to enhance the journey experience for those with impaired mobility or travelling with children, luggage or bikes.”
Gary Walsh, Route Director for Network Rail’s East Midlands route, said: “This project is vital in improving the experience of passengers as they travel by train, and it’s great to see work beginning at Beeston.”
“We’ll make sure that disruption to passengers is minimal as we complete the work and look forward to delivering a station which better serves the local community towards the end of the year.”