Temporary bridge solution keeps Bridlington passengers connected while access is improved: Passengers use the temporary footbridge at Bridlington station

Tuesday 7 Feb 2023

Temporary bridge solution keeps Bridlington passengers connected while access is improved

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| Eastern: North & East

Network Rail opened a new temporary footbridge at Bridlington station on Monday (6 February) afternoon to keep passengers connected while major work takes place to improve access.

Network Rail is delivering a £4.6 million Access for All scheme to make it easier for people with reduced mobility, pushchairs, bikes or heavy luggage to move between Platform 4 and Platforms 5 and 6.

Lifts will be added to the station for the first time ever, and the historic footbridge will be spruced up and strengthened to keep it at the heart of the station for future generations.

The temporary footbridge – which took just a week to put up – will allow passengers to continue to switch platforms while the work takes place. Those who need assistance should speak to station staff and use the level crossing as usual until the new lifts open in Summer 2023.

Funding is also being invested to refurbish the station’s roof and canopies, as well as adding tactile pavings along the edge of the platforms to help visually impaired passengers travel by train with confidence.

Anna Weeks, Principal Programme Sponsor for Network Rail said: “We’re working hard to bring lifts to Bridlington station for the first time ever, and crucially make it easier for everybody to catch the train to or from the coast with confidence.

“Opening the temporary bridge marks a real milestone for the project and will allow passengers to continue to use the station seamlessly while work picks up pace on the brand-new lifts.

“We’re working with our partners at Northern to really transform other areas of the station to offer better, more modern facilities for passengers.”


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