Spalding Railway Station

Station upgrade to start next month

Work on installing lifts so those with mobility issues can finally access platform two at Spalding station is due to begin early next month.

The work, which is due to start on Tuesday, December 3, also includes putting more lighting on the footbridge and additional CCTV around the station.

A spokesman for Network Rail said: “There will be no disruption to services whilst the work is carried out.

“Both platforms will remain open as usual during the construction and installation of the lifts.

“There will be a small compound area in the car park to allow the work to be done, which will take up around ten parking spaces.”

After planning permission for the lifts was granted in Octover 2018, last February East Midlands Trains was announced the Grade Two listed building will be part of a £2.5m refit.

The work was inititally planned to start in September and be completed by March 2020. Network Rail now say they hope the lifts will be in place by June 2020.

Gary Walsh, Route Director for Network Rail, said: “Network Rail is committed to improving access at stations and across the railway.

“The work at Spalding station will meet the needs of passengers and bring wider benefits for those using it.

“Network Rail is working closely with East Midlands Railway to minimise any disruption whilst the work is carried out.”

Neil Grabham, Customer Services Director for East Midlands Railway, said: “The installation of the lifts and tactile paving will improve the station for all Spalding passengers.

“We are working alongside Network Rail to ensure the improvements are carried out with as little disruption as possible and we thank passengers for their patience whilst the works take place.”

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