Abergavenny Town Council is pleased to announce the upcoming installation of a fully accessible footbridge and lifts at Abergavenny station. The project, scheduled for completion in Autumn 2024, is a significant step forward in improving accessibility for all residents and visitors to Abergavenny.
Councillor Phillip Bowyer and Councillor Maureen Powell, who have passionately supported various campaigns advocating for improved station accessibility, express their enthusiasm for this crucial development. The new bridge with lifts will enhance access for elderly individuals, disabled passengers, parents with prams, mobility scooter users, cyclists, and the entire community, making the train service more inclusive and convenient.
Councillor Phillip Bowyer remarks, “The new bridge with lifts will greatly enhance access to the train service for the elderly, disabled, parents with prams, mobility scooter users, cyclists, and our entire community. It’s a fantastic step forward for Abergavenny, improving the quality of life for our residents and visitors.”
Councillor Maureen Powell adds, “This development not only benefits our wonderful community but also plays a crucial role in boosting our local economy by welcoming tourists and visitors with ease. We are one step closer to a more inclusive and accessible Abergavenny.”
This project, funded by the Department for Transport as part of the Access for All program, will make platforms 1 and 2 at Abergavenny station fully accessible for the first time. Improved accessibility not only benefits passengers but also promotes the use of the rail network, leading to fewer car journeys, reduced congestion, and a positive impact on the environment.
The work is set to begin in December 2023, the Network Rail team will ensure the station remains open to passengers throughout the project. They understand that some noise may be unavoidable during this time, but we are committed to minimising disruptions.
To find out more about the project, why not pop along to their drop-in event on Wednesday, November 15, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Abergavenny Community Centre?
If you have any questions there are serval ways to contact Network Rail, contact their dedicated 24-hour helpline on 03457 11 41 41, visit www.networkrail.co.uk/contactus or alternatively sign up for their bi-monthly newsletter by emailing CRWales@networkrail.co.uk
As a council, we are really pleased that we are going on this exciting journey toward a more accessible and vibrant Abergavenny.