Friday 25 Jun 2021
Damaged lifts to be repaired at Old Roan station on Merseyside
- Region & Route:
- North West & Central
Passengers are being advised about emergency lift repairs at Old Roan station on Merseyside.
The lift doors had to be forced open after a power cut on Wednesday 16 June.
Now both door mechanisms must be replaced and specialist parts are on order.
It’s estimated the lifts will be able to reopen again by October.
Until then there will be no step-free access to the platforms.
David Bell, lifts and escalators support manager for Network Rail, said: “We’re sorry to passengers affected by damage to the lifts at Old Roan station and are working to reopen them as soon as possible.
“We know the repairs will inconvenience some passengers and I’d urge people to plan their journeys with Merseyrail while we carry out these urgent repairs get the lifts back into use for passengers.”
Passengers who need step-free access are advised to speak to station staff or to contact Merseyrail’s passenger assistance team on 0151 555 1111.
While the lifts are closed, tickets will be valid for passengers to travel via the nearest step-free stations (Aintree and Maghull) where onward travel can be arranged.
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