Work Beginning Soon to Make Isleworth Station Step Free

Lifts set to be installed by the end of the year

Isleworth train station
Isleworth train station


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March 10, 2023

Network Rail has confirmed it is proceeding with plans to make Isleworth Station more accessible by the end of the year.

Work on the project, which eventually will see lifts installed, is beginning next month and is currently scheduled to be complete by the middle of November.

It is part of a £300 million station upgrade programme to make trains easier to use, which when complete will see 73 stations made step-free by 2024.

There will be an opportunity to find out more about the plans for Isleworth in a drop-in session being held at the station on Thursday 23 March between 3.15pm and 6.15pm where Network Rail staff will be on hand to explain the work that will be going on.

Phil Dominey, Senior Regional Development Manager at South Western Railway, said, "Train travel should be open to everyone, so we are delighted that Barnes, Isleworth, Stoneleigh, Walton-on-Thames and Wandsworth Town railway stations will receive a share of Access for All programme funding to improve accessibly for disabled people.

"This investment will build footbridges and lifts at each station and help disabled passengers travel with confidence and connect people with their work, friends and family."

The Access for All programme has already delivered an accessible, step-free route at more than 200 stations, as well as smaller scale accessibility improvements at more than 1,500 others.

Transport Accessibility Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP, said, "We want the 13.9 million disabled people in Britain to be empowered to travel independently, which is why I am delighted to announce this roll out of upgrades across the rail network.

"Over the next 5 years these newly accessible stations will open up routes across the country, helping us move closer to a transport sector that is truly accessible."

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