Work to build lifts at Coulsdon South to commence next month

Coulsdon South will have step-free access after Network Rail completes its work

Work is to begin at Coulsdon South next month to build lifts and a footbridge to provide step-free access to both platforms at the station.

Network Rail is carrying out the work as part of a £300million Access For All project across 72 other stations around the country, including Selhurst and Carshalton, in the latest round of funding which was recently announced by the government.

The £3.5million lifts installation at Selhurst began this month. The Coulsdon improvement work will begin on May 28, and is due to be completed by early 2020.

Croydon South MP Chris Philp

Network Rail will hold a drop-in session on May 1 (from 4pm to 7pm) in the Coulsdon South station ticket hall, to discuss the plans with residents.

Chris Philp, the MP for the area, said: “This is an important project that will provide proper access to people with mobility issues.

“I know that this has been a problem for many residents who find Coulsdon South Station difficult to use. I have previously called for the government to ensure that access to Coulsdon South is upgraded to the level needed, and I am pleased to see this being delivered.”


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