Funded through the Government’s Access for All scheme, we’re installing two new lifts at Warwick station.
From February 2023 until the end of the year, we’ll be working to install two new lifts at Warwick station to improve accessibility for station users.
The work will make the station more accessible for local people and visitors to Warwick.
The location of the new lift shafts means that we’ll also be extending the subway to create a new set of stairs on platform 1.
The new platform 1 lift shaft will be installed in the existing station building, whilst new structures will be constructed on the embankment behind platform 2 to house the new lift shaft and power supply.
Will there be disruption?
Our team will set up a compound behind platform 1, where there may be an amount of noise as teams come and go from site.
Though we work hard to keep local disruption to a minimum, the nature of the work means that periods of disturbance will be unavoidable and there may be increased traffic around the station while work is underway.
Will the station be open?
For the majority of the work, the station will operate as usual, though there will be periods of a few days at a time where the ticket office is closed.
We’ll have to take several car park spaces to store our materials and equipment. From Friday 3 March a diversionary route (taking around 6 minutes) will be in place for passengers moving between platforms 1 and 2. The route will be signposted at the station. The diversion is in place because we’ll be completely removing the staircase on platform 1 to install the new lift shaft.
Are trains affected?
The work will have very little impact on trains services from Warwick station. However, from Monday 6 February the following services will no longer call at Warwick – but will still call at Warwick Parkway and Leamington Spa:
- Monday – Friday: 09:30 to Birmingham Snow Hill
- Saturday: 19:29 to Birmingham Moor Street
- Sunday: 20:03 to Birmingham Moor Street
Check your journey at National Rail.
Below are some of the draft engineering plans drafted for the project which give an idea of where the lifts will be installed.
These documents may not be suitable for users of assistive technology
I have a question – how can I get in touch?
Our project team are happy to answer any questions or concerns about the work taking place to improve accessibility at Warwick. Call the 24-hour Network Rail national helpline on 03457 41 11 11, or contact us.