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Crowborough station CGI
Crowborough station CGI of what the new footbridge will look like when completed 

A new footbridge and lifts will be installed at Crowborough station, to provide step-free access across the station. This will make the station much easier to use for passengers with mobility issues, older people and parents with young children.

The £4.7m project is being delivered as part of the Department for Transport’s Access for All programme and will begin on the 1 November 2021 with completion in Autumn 2022.

The works include

  • The installation of two lifts (16-person capacity) and a new footbridge which will provide an accessible route to and in between platforms
  • New tactile paving’s on both platforms at Crowborough Station
  • New CCTV cameras

During the works, engineers will construct foundations on the platforms. Following this, the new lift shafts and footbridge will be created off-site and lifted by crane into position during planned line closures. Upon completion of the new footbridge, the existing station footbridge will be dismantled and removed from the station.

Delivering the highest standards of safety is paramount to our work and keeping people safe on and around the railway is at the heart of everything we do. Often, work needs to be carried out while trains aren’t running. However, we always aim to work, whenever possible, at times that cause the least disruption to train services.

Crowborough station footbridge CGI
Crowborough station footbridge 

Dates of work

Works taking place during line closures of the railway for the duration of the project are as follows:

DateTimeDescription of work
1 November to 5 November 2021 Each night from 22:00 – 05:00 Installing hoardings on platforms and lifting materials over the track.
3 December to 6 December 2021 Weekend working from 23:00 Saturday – 04:00 Monday Installing a scaffold bridge for to allow access across the railway. Lifting materials across track to platform 1.
22 January to 24 January 2022 Weekend working from 23:00 Saturday – 04:00 Monday Installing prefabricated lift shafts by crane and erecting scaffolding around the lift shaft.
14 March to 18 March 2022 Each night from 22:00 – 05:00 Installing the prefabricated footbridge steelwork across the railway.
6 May to 9 May 2022 Weekend working from 23:00 Saturday – 04:00 Monday Removing the scaffold bridge and resurfacing the platforms.
8 July to 10 July 2022 Weekend working from 23:00 Saturday – 04:00 Monday Demolition of the existing footbridge and resurfacing to the platforms.

More information

If you have any other questions or concerns, please telephone our 24-Hour National Helpline on 03457 114 141.

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