Kidsgrove Station improvements back on track

Work on the £5 million project to install new lifts and footbridge at Kidsgrove Station is set to restart following a delay caused by the discovery of historic mineshafts.

The upgrade to install three new lifts at either side of platforms 1, 2, 3 and 4, as well as a brand new footbridge linking the platforms, was underway but was temporarily stopped after unmapped underground mine shafts were discovered and to allow a full survey to take place to fully understand the underground problems.

Following a ground survey at the end of last year Network Rail now has the go ahead to re-start work to install a new footbridge and lifts at the station. The underground voids left by coal mining will need to be filled with cement before building work can begin.

The project is the result of many years campaigning to get the improvements and will to transform the way passengers with all mobility needs use the station making it accessible for everyone. The project also includes a new station building, transport interchange in order to improve transport networks, and expansion of the station car park.

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