Plumstead station Access for All Improvements

We are installing two new 16-person lifts at Plumstead station, to provide step-free access between platforms.  

Part of the Government’s nationwide Railway Access for All Strategy, this £4.6 million scheme will make the station much easier to use for passengers with limited mobility, with luggage, bicycles and pushchairs. 

What work is taking place?

  • Installation of two new lifts, one on each platform with landings connecting to the road level  
  • Installation of new CCTV cameras 

The station will remain open and there will be no impact on how passengers access the station. 

When is the work taking place?

The works started in May 2023 and are scheduled for completion by Spring 2024. 

Most of our work will take place from Monday to Friday during daytime hours (07:30 – 18:00) but there may be occasions where, due to the nature of the work, we have to work overnight or during weekends, when trains are not running. 

We will keep local residents and businesses updated as the works progress which will include any other periods where works will be undertaken outside of normal working hours. 

How the work will affect me?


The Access for All project at Plumstead station will have no direct impact on train services. Any work that we need to do while trains are not running, has been scheduled for times when trains were already planned not to run during line closures of the railway.   

You can find out by visiting National Rail Enquiries or Southeastern Railway. 

What changes will I see around the station during the project? 

We will be installing hoarding on both platforms to segregate our works from the commuters.  

The station will remain open throughout our works, the forecourt area including the steps will be closed for our works including access to the cycle racks. Access to the station ticket hall will be via to ramped footway. 

How will this project impact the roads around the station?  

There will be some construction traffic during the main civil works to facilitate the construction phase. Localised road and footway closures will be required during engineering hours for lifting operations. Advanced notice will be displayed, and letter drops issued ahead of any works.  

The footway on the A206 bridge crossing the railway lines will be diverted to the carriageway, this will be made possible by closing the cycle lane and narrowing of the existing lanes for the duration of the scheme.  

I have a question about the project – how can I get in touch?

For more information call our National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or contact us on Twitter @NetworkRailSE.