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Access for all
Birmingham New Street
A major programme improving accessibility at train stations nationwide by installing lifts and ramps
Step-free stations offer accessible routes from entrance to platform. Step-free access not only benefits disabled people or those with reduced mobility, but also people with children, heavy luggage or shopping, and some more elderly people.
Using the railway reduces congestion on the roads and aids economic regeneration by giving easy access to job markets.
Occasionally local authority planning issues, heritage matters and other schemes can delay the start date of some accessibility improvement work. While this is out of our control, we understand the frustration this can bring and work tirelessly with our partners to resolve things as quickly as possible, keeping local communities, councillors and MPs up to date.
A-Z of station improvements
Browse details of accessibility improvements by station name, completion date and location.
Official opening at Pitsea with Julian Drury C2C, Stephen Metcalfe MP and Sean Cronin, NR
Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP viewing new lifts and upgraded footbridge at Sutton Coldfield
New footbridge and two lifts at Canterbury West railway station
New bridge installed overnight at Hooton railway station
Completed footbridge and lifts at Hooton station
Completed footbridge and lifts at Staines station
Start of work at Blackburn station with Rt Hon Jack Straw MP
Opening event at Grimsby station with Austin Mitchell MP
Mark Hunter MP testing the new lifts at Cheadle Hulme station
Jack Straw MP opening platform 4 at Blackburn station
Wellingborough AfA lift and footbridge