Wednesday 26 Sep 2018
Residents invited to find out more accessibility improvements at Lincolnshire railway station
Network Rail is inviting residents to find out more about upgrades which will improve accessibility at Scunthorpe railway station as part of the Great North Rail Project and Access for All Programme.
Network Rail and TransPennine Express are working together to improve passenger experience at the station. This work includes building a new footbridge and installing two new lifts which will create an accessible route from the station entrance to the platforms. Work will also take place to upgrade the CCTV system and install new cameras, lights, way finding signs and to update the PA system.
For anyone wishing to find out more about the improvements, Network Rail is holding a public drop in event at the railway station in the platform 2 waiting room on Wednesday, 3 October between 16:00 and 18:00. Representatives from Network Rail will be on hand to answer any questions which residents may have.
Anyone who can’t make the event but wants to learn more can call the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41
Notes to Editors
The Access for All Programme is delivered by Network Rail and funded by the Department for Transport. As a result of investment through this programme, more than 75% of rail journeys will be through step-free stations by 2019.
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