Network Rail is urging passengers who need step-free access at Stockport to plan ahead while specialist repairs are made to a lift.
The work to the lift which serves platforms one and two started this week and is expected to take eight days.
An important part of the lift’s circuit board is being replaced and will also need to be installed to the other lift in the station from January 13.
Passengers travelling to/from Stockport are advised to speak to a member of the Avanti West Coast Team at Stockport station.
What did the officials say?
Rob Ellams, senior asset manager for stations at Network Rail, said:
“We are very sorry to passengers who have been impacted by the broken-down lift at Stockport station. Unfortunately, it has been a complex repair and needed a part that had to be specially made.
“The good news for passengers is that part is now being fitted, so the lift can be back in use in just over a week’s time. We are also replacing the circuit board in the other lift at the station to prevent a similar breakdown occurring.”
A spokesperson for Avanti West Coast, which manages the station, said:
“We are sorry to customers affected at Stockport and are working closely with Network Rail, which is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the lift, to minimise the impact at the station.
“Additional staff are available at Stockport to assist customers until the lift is back in operation.”
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