John Baron MP opens new passenger lift at Billericay station

July 17, 2015

MP congratulates Abellio Greater Anglia

Today John Baron MP visited Billericay station to officially open the new passenger lift which has recently been installed at the station. The new lift is situated on the Southend-bound platform of the station and completion of the works means that passenger lifts are now provided on both platforms, improving accessibility for rail passengers using Billericay.

Abellio Greater Anglia has worked with John to secure the necessary funding for the installation of the lift through Network Rail’s Access for All programme which aims to improve accessibility of the railway with specifically targeted projects to enable more disabled people to access the network.

John said:

“This lift will help many customers, particularly the disabled, and further enhances the significant improvements to Billericay station. It’s been a great team effort and so my thanks go to Abellio Greater Anglia.”

Colin MacConnachie, Enhancement Manager, Abellio Greater Anglia said:

“We’re pleased the new passenger lift has now been installed at Billericay, improving accessibility and making journeys easier for our customers. Mr Baron has worked to help secure the necessary funding for the construction of the lift and we’re very grateful for his support.”

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