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East Grinstead Station to become step-free in Autumn 2022

We are managing and delivering station accessibility enhancements as part of the Department for Transport’s Access for All programme between November 2021 through to completion in Autumn 2022.

Platform at East Grinstead station

East Grinstead station will be receiving a new footbridge and new lifts, providing step free access for the first time. Tactile pavement will also be installed along both platforms to improve use for passengers with visual impairment.

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 on both platforms
  • New CCTV cameras.
  • The investment of £4.6m at East Grinstead will make the station much easier to use for passengers with accessibility needs. During the work, engineers will be constructing foundations on the platforms. New lift shafts and the footbridge will be created off-site and lifted by crane into position during planned line closures.

The new footbridge, lifts and stair structure is of a high-quality design which will be in keeping with the station design and surrounding landscape. On completion of the new footbridge, engineers will dismantle the existing station footbridge and remove it from the station.

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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