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Urgent lift repairs at Wavertree Technology Park station

Passengers are being warned of urgent repairs which will close Wavertree Technology Park station’s lifts in May.

Routine inspections found damage to the lift shaft buildings which must be quickly fixed.

Cladding panels will be replaced and strengthened on both structures to keep them working reliably for passengers needing step-free access to platforms.

This means both lifts will be closed to passengers for 17 days between Tuesday 4 and Friday 21 May.

Alex Lewis, asset engineer for buildings at Network Rail, said: “We thank passengers for their patience while we carry out urgent repairs to the lifts at Wavertree Technology Park.

“We know the work will inconvenience some passengers and I’d urge people to plan their journeys with Northern while the lifts are temporarily closed.”

During the lift closures, passengers who need step-free access should plan their journeys in advance and contact the Northern Passenger Assist team on 0800 138 5560.

Train tickets will also be valid for passengers to travel via the nearest step-free station – Roby – where onward travel will be arranged.

Chris Jackson, regional director at Northern said: “We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the repairs to the lifts at Wavertree Technology Park station and would urge passengers who need step free access to plan their journeys in advance.

“Providing an accessible railway is a vitally important for Northern and we have made significant improvements across our network in recent months to help those with mobility needs. This includes a new mobility scooter scheme, enhancements at stations and, in conjunction with Network Rail, improved lift provision.”

Passengers are urged to follow government guidance and minimise travel while lockdown measures are eased.

For more information and to plan journeys visit  www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Photo credit: Network Rail

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