Lifts planned for Bexley station as part of £12m Network Rail access scheme

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New plans have been submitted for lifts to be installed at Bexley railway station as part of what could be a £4m project to improve access facilities at the station.

The application is part of Network Rail’s Access for All scheme, a £12m plan funded by the Department for Transport to improve facilities for disabled passengers on the UK’s rail network.

The scheme is helping train stations around the country to pay for new installations and improvements as pressure from campaign groups mounts on transport providers to make infrastructure more disability-friendly.

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Route managing director for Network Rail, John Halsall, said: “These improvements will make travelling by train much easier for people with reduced mobility, people with buggies, bags and bikes, and they will make a real difference to how people get around.

“Train travel should be for everyone, and while there are historic reasons as to why not all our stations are accessible, we remain focussed on making improvements to as many as we can.

“We’ll now be working closely with local authorities, passengers and neighbours to take these designs and make them a reality.”

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