Project to make Warwick Railway Station more accessible has lift-off - The Leamington Observer

Project to make Warwick Railway Station more accessible has lift-off

WORK is under way to install two new lifts in the subway at Warwick Railway Station.

They are part of a multi-million pound investment by Network Rail which will provide step-free access for passengers using platforms 1 and 2 for the first time.

Work starts this month and is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

The subway between platforms 1 and 2 will have to be closed for the lifts to be installed. This means a six-minute diversionary route will be in place from March 3 for passengers moving between each platform.

And from February 25, platform 1 will also be shortened so that work can take place safely while allowing trains to keep running.

This will see one less train a day calling at Warwick – though those services will continue to call at Warwick Parkway and Leamington.

A compound for engineers has been created in the station car park, taking several spaces out of use.

The station’s customer toilets have also been temporarily relocated.

To explain more about the plans and how the work could impact people, Network Rail is inviting nearby residents and businesses to informal drop-in events at the ticket office on platform 1 at the station on Thursday (January 19) between 4pm and 6pm, Tuesday January 24 between 4pm and 6pm and Thursday January 26 between 8am and 10am.

Elinor Weymouth, scheme project manager for Network Rail, said: “We’re looking forward to getting started on this important project for passengers in Warwick which will see step-free access between platforms 1 and 2 for the first time.

“There will be some local disruption during the multi-million-pound upgrade which is why we’ll be at the station to answer any questions local people may have over the next couple of weeks. I’d urge anyone living or working nearby to come along so we can explain in person how this important work is making journeys better for passengers.”

Passengers are advised to check their journey during the work at Warwick station by using

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