Network Rail to improve accessibility at Spalding station

Work to improve Spalding station’s accessibility will begin next month (Dec 3).

Improvements to the station include step free access to platform two, more lighting on the footbridge and additional CCTV across the station.

More tactile paving is being installed at the station in order to aid visually impaired people using Spalding Station.

Neil Grabham, customer services director for East Midlands Railway, said:

“The installation of the lifts and tactile paving will improve the station for all Spalding passengers.”

Tactile paving has benefits for those who are not visually impaired, by making them aware of dangers such as the edge of a train platform.

Gary Walsh, route director for Network Rail, said:

“Network Rail is committed to improving access at stations and across the railway.”

“The work at Spalding station will meet the needs of passengers and bring wider benefits for those using it.”

“Network Rail is working closely with East Midlands Railway to minimise any disruption whilst the work is carried out.”

There will be no disruption to services going through the station, however the work is expected to use 10 parking spaces in the connecting 48-space car park.

The planned work is expected to be completed by June 2020.

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