New lifts greatly improve accessibility for passengers at Bridlington station: Bridlington lifts, Network Rail

Friday 24 May 2024

New lifts greatly improve accessibility for passengers at Bridlington station

Region & Route:
| Eastern: North & East

Passengers travelling to and from the East Yorkshire coastline can now look forward to making easier, more accessible journeys after a major investment into station accessibility.

Network Rail engineers in Bridlington have worked to install two new lifts to the station’s historic footbridge, making connections between platforms easier and more accessible.

The bridge has also been given a new lease of life as Network Rail teams have worked to replace the deck and strengthen its wider structure to protect it for years to come.

Completion of the £5m scheme means that it is easier for people with reduced mobility, pushchairs, bikes, heavy luggage, or very important (and fragile!) sticks of rock to move between platform 4 and platforms 5 and 6.

Anna Weeks, principal programme sponsor for Network Rail's North & East route, said: "It's brilliant that we have been able to provide an improved and more accessible route between platforms at Bridlington station. The work that has been completed will greatly enhance the experience of passengers and make it easier for them to navigate the station.

"This project has not been without its challenges, and I want to thank passengers for their patience while we carried out this vital work.

“I hope that the improvements we have made will now allow more people to travel easily by train and enjoy the beautiful Bridlington coastline with a side order of fish and chips!"

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