September completion for lifts

Disabled people will be able to use platform two at Spalding Station for the first time in years soon as work to complete lifts is due to be completed in September

Currently a footbridge built in 1848 reached by steps is the only way to access platform two of the Grade II listed building.

A previous ‘barrow’ crossing over the tracks to reach platform two has been unavailable due to safety reasons since 2014.

As there’s no alternative to the current steps and bridge, for the last four years the majority of trains have been made to go to platform one, no matter what direction they’ve arrived from.

The work was initially announced in 2018 and work commenced in December 2019 but has been delayed by COVID-19.
South Holland District Council’s Heritage Champion Coun Elizabeth Sneath helped with the design of the new lifts.

She said: “It is looking so good and in keeping and I am really pleased with how much care they have taken over it.”

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