Monday 11 Apr 2022
Upgraded lift reopens at Huddersfield station
A lift at Huddersfield station has now reopened after Network Rail complete work to make it more reliable for passengers.
Engineers have cleaned and replaced parts of the lift on Platform 1 so that it can continue to run smoothly and help passengers move around the station, which is managed by TransPennine Express.
The lift provides a step-free route between Platforms 4-8 and the main entrance, which is vital for passengers with limited mobility, heavy luggage or pushchairs.
Richard Owens, Infrastructure Director for Network Rail’s North & East route, said: “I’d like to thank passengers for their support and understanding while we completed this essential work at Huddersfield station.
“It will help to keep the lift in good working condition for years to come, providing a reliable and accessible route for those who rely on step-free access when travelling by train.”
Angie Hunte, TransPennine Express Interim Station Manager for Huddersfield, said, “We want to thank customers for their patience whilst work took place on the lift at Huddersfield station. During the essential work, we have worked closely alongside Network Rail to keep disruption for customers to a minimum.”
The project was extended by one week after teams found that extra testing was needed. The lift was safely opened whenever possible while this was done to minimise the impact on station users.
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