New lift and walkway at Retford Station

New lift at Retford Station provides step free access to all platforms

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) have completed work on a new lift at Retford Station providing step free access to every platform.

The new lift connects the low-level Platform 3 with platforms 1 and 2 on the higher level where LNER services operate.

A new covered walkway has also been completed as part of the project.

Wheelchair users and passengers with large luggage or pushchairs will no longer have to wait for assistance from a staff member to navigate the station.

The improvements at Retford Station have garnered support from members of the local community.

North Notts & Lincs Community Rail Partnership (NNLCRP) and Friends of Retford Station have all backed the project.

Bassetlaw District Council who joined LNER in successfully applying for funding from the Government’s Access for All Programme also support the project.

David Horne, Managing Director at LNER spoke on the importance of projects like this in making the railway more accessible.

Mr Horne said: “This project is a significant milestone in our journey to creating a railway that is accessible for everyone.

“The new lift is certain to make an enormous difference.

“Improving the customer experience and making it even easier for all customers to access services along the East Coast.

“I’d like to say thank you to everyone within the local community who have supported the project over the last two years.”

 

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