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Lifts back in service at Tamworth station

The three lifts at Tamworth station are back in service after a major overhaul. An investment of nearly £675,000 saw each of the three lifts taken out, mechanisms modernised, and new lighting installed.

One of Tamworth station’s lifts after the upgrade work in 2020.

The improved lifts will benefit the 1.3 million passengers who use the busy interchange station each year.

Tamworth is a split-level station that connects West Coast main line services with CrossCountry trains towards Birmingham and the East Midlands.

Tom Wadsworth, senior asset engineer at Network Rail, said: “I understand the work on the lifts has been disruptive for passengers over the last few months and I’d like to thank people for bearing with us. I hope the improvements speak for themselves and the more modern, brighter lifts make a real difference to people’s journeys with better more reliable step-free access to platforms.”

Sarah Higgins, head of stations for London Northwestern Railway, said: “I would like to thank our customers for their patience while Network Rail carried out these vital improvement works to keep our railway accessible for all. As well as being a valued local station, Tamworth is an important interchange for passengers heading to all corners of the country and these works will help us provide a smoother and easier travelling experience for all our customers.”

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