Friday 2 Jul 2021
Lifts reopen to passengers at Old Roan station in Merseyside
Old Roan station’s lifts have reopened to passengers this week after temporary repairs were completed to restore step-free access.
Both lifts were taken out of service on Wednesday 16 June after the doors had to be forced open following a power cut at the station.
Network Rail engineers are now planning a long-term repair to the damaged door units involving the replacement of specialist equipment which has been ordered.
The temporary repairs will be closely monitored by staff to ensure the lifts are functioning safely and reliably for passengers.
Ben Robinson, business manager for Network Rail, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to get Old Roan station’s lifts back into use for passengers while we plan work to replace some of the damaged door equipment.
“Our engineers will be closely monitoring the lifts to make sure they’re operating safely and I’d like to thank station users for their patience.”
Network Rail will work closely with Merseyrail to communicate information about further repairs to passengers.
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