Network Rail has announced that they have completed the upgrade of Tring station in Hertfordshire, to improve its accessibility for passengers.
The upgrade to improve accessibility started last year and was part of the Department for Transport’s ‘Access for All’ upgrade plan, and involved fitting new lifts, ramps and a new footbridge to Tring station, providing step-free access to all five platforms.
James Dean, director for Network Rail’s West Coast Main Line South route, said: “The new lifts, ramps and footbridge at Tring station will be a game-changer for passengers and the local community.
“Delivering this project has been tough, with the pandemic changing how we work and it’s thanks to the hard work of our of engineers and partners that we can now have step-free access to the platforms for those who need it.”
Chris Heaton-Harris, MP for Daventry and rail minister, said: “As we gradually welcome more passengers back onto trains, we are pressing ahead with our ambition to make the railway accessible for everyone who uses it.
“The new lifts, ramps, and footbridge at Tring are just one example of how our “Access for All” investment is delivering on that commitment, providing easier, more accessible rail journeys for passengers.”
Gagan Mohindra, MP for South West Hertfordshire, said: “I am delighted to see that the Department for Transport’s “Access for All” program’s budget has been used to provide step free access to all platforms at Tring station. Travelling to and from the beautiful town of Tring, one of the gems of South West Hertfordshire, has never been so easy. I hope as many people as possible take advantage of the new facilities.”
Lawrence Bowman, customer experience director for London Northwestern Railway, said: “Making sure the railway is accessible for all is a key priority and I am delighted these superb new facilities will benefit our customers at Tring for many years to come.
“Passengers at Tring can also look forward to the introduction of brand new electric trains on the West Coast Main Line as part of our £1billion investment into the rail network.”
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