Work starts to make Penrith railway station accessible for all

Penrith Station Platforms
Network Rail starts project to make station accessible to all
Published Mon, 2016-03-21 10:45

Passengers using Penrith station in Cumbria will find it a much easier experience thanks to a £3.5 million investment to make the station more accessible.




Penrith Station Platforms © Network Rail

Network Rail - in partnership with the Department for Transport - has started work to build a new footbridge with lift access to both platforms at the station.

The work forms part of the Access for All scheme, a programme managed by Network Rail and funded by the Department for Transport, to improve accessibility at train stations. This includes installing lifts and ramps to make stations step-free and accessible to all passengers including those with reduced mobility, children, heavy luggage or shopping.

Work started this month and is due to be completed this autumn when passengers will be able to use the footbridge over the West Coast main line and new lifts on platforms 1 and 2.

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