Work began on 29 November to install lifts and ramps at Chippenham Railway Station. The work will mean that for the first time people will have a step-free route from the station’s main entrance to both platforms, without the need for staff assistance. This will not only be of benefit to passengers with reduced mobility, but also to those travelling with children or heavy luggage or who simply find stairs a struggle.
The £2.98m project has been partly funded through the Department for Transport’s ‘Access for All’ scheme which is designed to improve accessibility at rail stations across Britain by installing lifts and ramps.
Work is due to be completed in spring 2015.