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Leyland Station Improvements Near Completion

Network Rail – in partnership with the Department for Transport, South Ribble Borough Council, Lancashire County Council and Northern Rail – is carrying out work to make Leyland station in Lancashire more accessible with step-free access thanks to a £4.5m investment by the government’s Access for All (AfA) scheme.

Step-free access provides accessible routes from entrance to platform and not only benefits disabled people or those with reduced mobility, but also people with children, heavy luggage or shopping.

Over Christmas work took place to build three new passenger lifts, a new footbridge and three new staircases across Leyland station’s platforms. The new footbridge is now open to the public and work is ongoing to bring the lifts into use.

On Friday 4th March 2026 Seema Kennedy, MP for South Ribble visited the station to see the works as they near completion.

The left hand photo above shows left to right: Sam Burger, Network Rail’s Project Manager, Seema Kennedy, MP for South Ribble, Cllr Margaret Smith, Leader of South Ribble Borough Council and Craig Harrop, Northern Rail’s Client & Stakeholder Manager.

The right hand photo shows a close up of the new footbridge and lift towers.

To read the full Network Rail press release click the link here – Leyland Station Improvements.