Three new lifts at Selhurst station in Croydon, South London, have made access between the station entrance, ticket office and platforms much easier for customers with reduced mobility, as well as those with children, heavy luggage or shopping.
Delivered as part of the Department for Transport’s Access for All programme, which aims to provide accessible, step free routes to and between platforms, the work at Selhurst follows on from the construction of a new footbridge and lifts at Coulsdon South, just seven miles away, which was completed in August 2020.
Shaun King, Sussex route director for Network Rail, said: “Improving access to stations is an important part of building a bigger and better railway. We want people to enjoy their journeys by train, so our stations need to be as easy to use as possible.
“The new lifts and footbridge will achieve this and help meet the needs of passengers at Selhurst station.”
Accessibility Minister Chris Heaton-Harris said: “Ensuring people can travel easily and confidently on the railway is more important than ever.
“These new lifts at Selhurst, funded by our Access for All programme, are just one part of our wider work to make our railways more accessible for everyone.”
Selhurst lies on the busy line from London Victoria to Brighton.