CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Accrington To Get Improved Access

Following an announcement by the Department for Transport earlier today Community Rail Lancashire has learned that it has been successful in a bid for a grant from the government’s Access for All Fund to improve access to the Colne/Leeds bound platform.

The existing ramped access

The scheme is a simple one that will see provide improved ramped access onto the Colne/Leeds bound platform at Accrington railway station through:

+  Regrading of the ramp

+  Resurfacing of the ramp

+  Provision of landings on the ramp

+  Improved lighting

+  Improved signage

+  Foliage clearance to improve safety and visibility of the ramp

The plan for the improved ramped access

Richard Watts, Chair of Community Rail Lancashire said; “it is excellent news that Accrington station has been successful in its bid Network Rail/DfT to secure an improved access ramp to the Colne platform as part of the Access for All mid-tier programme.”

“CRL, with support from Northern, commissioned Seed Architects to look at ways in which access at the station could be improved and this was the preferred scheme. CRL is delighted that this project has been selected and will now work with Northern, Network Rail and DfT to play our part in delivering it. CRL is also delighted that many other projects across the North West have been successful including those at Bromley Cross and Bolton.”

A number of other local stations are to benefit from the £20m Access for All fund and the full list and press release can be seen here: