Passengers at Huntingdon station are now able to use a new footbridge as part of a scheme to make the station more accessible for all.
Under the £3m project, which is funded under the government’s Access for All scheme, two new passenger lifts will also be installed at the station, making it easier for passengers to move around the station. These improvements will provide passengers step-free access between the station entrance and platforms for the first time. The old footbridge deck was removed on the weekend of March 11. The new lifts will come into use in July.
Phil Verster, route managing director at Network Rail, said: “Thousands of people living and working in Huntingdon rely on the railway every day. The new step-free route around the station will make it much easier for everyone to use the train, especially those with reduced mobility or with small children. We are making a significant investment in our stations so they better meet the ever changing needs of passengers.”
Ian Duncan Santiago, First Capital Connect’s project director, said: “This £3m investment at Huntingdon Station is fantastic news for First Capital Connect’s customers. We will be working closely with Network Rail to ensure passengers face as little disruption as possible while the remains of the old footbridge are dismantled.”