Michael Fabricant met with officials from Network Rail and London Midland trains today in Westminster to see their initial plans for disabled access at Lichfield Trent Valley station. “Two lifts will be installed at either side of the West Coast Main line so that both platforms and the cross-city line platform will all be connected. This will not just for disabled people, but for mums with baby buggies, and passengers with luggage” says Michael.
“We also discussed the need for 24 hour provision for toilets at both Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley stations and the need for a disabled ramp to be provided from the South Bound new car park at Trent Valley down to Platform 2. There are active plans for 24 hour toilet facilities at both stations and I shall press for the disabled ramp to be installed too.
“This is all good news and while completion is not likely to be until at least the end of next year, funding has been made available and plans are clearly progressing.”
Photograph shows Michael Fabricant with the details plans along with (left to right): Martin Ball (West Coast Mainline Area Director, Network Rail), Pip Hoskins (Project Manager for Lichfield Trent Valley’s 2 lift system, Network Rail), Michael Fabricant, and Francis Thomas (Head of Corporate Affairs, London Midland).