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Work is finally underway to build two lifts at Teddington station


Installation should finish in Spring 2024



Artist’s impression of the new look station from Station Road side



Building work has finally started on both sides of Teddington railway station to install two much-needed lifts to make access easier for disabled and older people.

Blue barriers on the Station Road entrance redirect train passengers from the footpath and workmen have started preparing the area next to the Garden Centre and heavy machinery is on site on both the Station Road side and the Victoria Road side.

Part of the area near the station is protected by wire fences with clear signs of the building contractor Balfour Beatty.

The £3.6 million project was due to begin earlier in the year in June but for unknown reasons started only recently. When it is  complete the lifts will also provide significant assistance to families with young children with buggies as well those carrying heavy bags.

Currently, if you struggling to cross the 52 step footbridge at the station you need to take 20 minute walk around to change platforms.

Although it is hoped most of the work will take place during the daytime Network Rail has warned that there may be occasions when work will take place overnight or at weekends

Network Rail also say specialist equipment used for the works is designed to minimise noise disruption in the local area but warn there may be some disturbance as well as increased traffic from delivery vehicles.

In a previous letter addressed to local residents, Network Rail stated: “I’m writing to let you know we need to carry out essential improvement work near your property to install 2 new lifts at Teddington Station, to provide step-free access across the station and between both platforms on Station Road and Victoria Road.

“This will make the station more accessible for disabled and elderly passengers, families with young children and for the local community. This is being delivered as part of the Department for Transport’s Access for All programme. The work will begin during Spring 2023 and is due to be complete by Spring 2024.”







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