Easier access for passengers at Henley-in-Arden
25 October 2013 • Author: Network Rail
Passengers will soon benefit from better access at Henley-in-Arden station thanks to a £2m investment to provide lifts and a new footbridge.
Work on the scheme will get underway this weekend and will be delivered by Network Rail as part of the Access for All programme, funded by the Department for Transport.
Liam Sumpter, Network Rail area director, said: “These vital improvements to Henley station will make life easier for everyone to use the train, especially those with heavy luggage or reduced mobility. The new facilities at the station will play an important role in helping us to manage the individual needs of the increasing numbers of passengers who travel on the railway.”
This weekend, the old station footbridge will be removed and replaced with a temporary footbridge until spring 2014 when the project is due to complete.
The station remains open for passengers throughout the project.
Terry Oliver, London Midland’s head of Snow Hill service said: “We are committed to providing quality journeys for everyone and the enhancements at Henley-in-Arden station will be of great benefit to our passengers.”
Rail Minister Baroness Kramer said: “Improvements like these make a real difference to those using the railways. Opening up access at stations and providing step-free routes gives all passengers, including those with disabilities and parents with young children, greater access to employment and social opportunities.”
The old footbridge is being donated to the Stainmore Railway Company in Cumbria.