New lifts for passengers at Watford Junction station – work until February

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Network Rail has announced that work will soon commence at Watford Junction station to replace all three lifts which serve the platforms.

The work will take 3 months and will start on Monday 28th October and will last until February 2020.

Part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan, the work will improve step-free access for passengers. All three lifts will be upgraded at the same time to speed up the work.

Passengers who need step-free access to trains are advised to book assisted travel with London Northwestern Railway by calling 0800 024 8997.

During the work, step-free access will be available for passengers using platforms 1-6, 7-8 will have no step-free access and 9-10 can be accessed through the adjoining car park.

Passengers should plan ahead and check on the journey planner which platform their train is due to stop at.

David Sides, Network Rail route asset manager for buildings, said:

“Replacing the lifts at Watford Junction is much-needed because frequent breakdowns are hugely frustrating and inconvenient for passengers. We understand the lift upgrade at Watford Junction will be disruptive and we are working closely with station operator London Northwestern Railway to make everyone’s journey as easy as it can be during our work. We thank passengers for their patience while we make these vital improvements.”

Sarah Higgins, head of stations for London Northwestern Railway, said:

“We know improving the lifts at Watford Junction is a priority for our passengers and during this important work our staff will do all we can to ensure the travelling experience is as smooth as possible. We urge affected customers to plan their journeys carefully and to consider using alternative stations where appropriate.”



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