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Spalding Rail Station now served by new lifts




A £2.25 million project to improve Spalding Rail Station is nearing completion, with new lifts now in place.

Network Rail confirmed that lifts at the train station began operating on Friday and engineers are now installing CCTV cameras and lights to help passengers travelling to Peterborough, Sleaford and Lincoln.

Work started last November and also included improvements to drainage and surfacing on platform 2.

New lifts at Spalding Rail Station opened on Friday, September 18.Photo supplied by Network Rail.
New lifts at Spalding Rail Station opened on Friday, September 18.Photo supplied by Network Rail.

Gary Walsh, route director for Network Rail East Midlands, said: "The new lifts at Spalding station are now open for passengers during the time the station is staffed by East Midlands Railway (EMR) workers.

"Our teams remain on site to carry out the final stages of this major step-free access project.

"They are removing an unused footbridge from behind the lift shaft on platform 2 and installing flower beds on the platform where improvement work to the surfacing has been carried out.

Network Rail are still working providing 'step-free' access to Spalding Rail Station's platform 2.
Photo supplied by Network Rail.
Network Rail are still working providing 'step-free' access to Spalding Rail Station's platform 2. Photo supplied by Network Rail.

"This vital project has improved accessibility for passengers and brightened up Spalding station, in keeping with the Grade II-listed building."

Speaking in June, Sophie Hammond, EMR's area manager for Lincolnshire, said: "When completed, this project will massively improve accessibility at the station, which will open up travel opportunities and make using the station much easier for our passengers at Spalding."



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