Huddersfield station

Accessibility work set to take place at Huddersfield station

Accessibility work is set to take place at Huddersfield station as Network Rail will look to upgrade a lift at the station.

Engineers will be replacing parts of the lift to enable passengers to move around the station much more smoothly.

This follows on from the £3.7m project at Catford station in South London to provide step-free access with funding provided through the Access for All scheme.

As work takes place at Huddersfield station platform 1 will be closed from March 14th to April 4th.

This will mean there will be no step-free access to platforms 4-8 whilst the work is taking place.

Richard Owens, Infrastructure Director for Network Rail’s North & East route spoke on the work at Huddersfield station.

Mr Owens said: “It’s important that we keep our lifts in good working order.

“[This ensures] that they can continue to provide a reliable, accessible route for those who rely on step-free access.

“Having a lift out of action is never ideal and I’m sorry to everybody impacted by this work.

“I’d advise passengers to plan ahead and to pre-book assistance where needed so that they can reach their destinations safely and on time.”

Huddersfield station is currently managed by TransPennine Express (TPE).

TPE commented on the accessibility work taking place at the station.

Angie Hunte, TPE Interim Station Manager for Huddersfield said: “We want to thank customers using Huddersfield Station for their patience while this important maintenance work takes place.

“[We] are working closely alongside Network Rail to keep disruption to a minimum.”

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