Patchway railway station in South Gloucestershire now has step-free access after work was carried out following the electrification of the railway.
Network Rail have said that the two new lifts connect platforms one and two along with a new stepped footbridge.
The station is on the South Wales main line and operated by Great Western Railway, and the changes will make it easier for passengers with luggage, pushchairs as well as those with limited mobility.
Samantha Patterson, Network Rail sponsor, said: “We’re pleased that passengers using Patchway station will now benefit from the station being fully accessible with the introduction of two new lifts to both platforms.
“It has been a challenging yet rewarding project that we hope will serve the local community well for years to come.”
Danny Matthews, Great Western Railway Patchway station manager, said: “We’re committed to supporting projects which help to improve accessibility at stations and we’re delighted these lifts are now open and available for use by our customers.”
Councillor Steve Reade, South Gloucestershire Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, environment and strategic infrastructure, said: “I am delighted to see that the new lifts installed at Patchway station are now open for people to use.
“The lifts were installed as part of the electrification project, as the original footbridge had to be replaced, and provides an accessible route between the platforms. They will help encourage sustainable travel and it is anticipated that they will be well used by employees of local businesses such as Rolls Royce and local residents travelling from the station.”
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