The Anonymous Widower

Bridlington Station To Go Step-Free

This document on the Government web site is entitled Access for All: 73 Stations Set To Benefit From Additional Funding.

Bridlington station is on the list.

In Bridlington Station – 13th March 2019, I showed this picture, that I had taken on my visit.

The bridge connects the Northbound platform to the Southbound and bay platforms and the main part of the station.

This Google Map shows the location of the existing bridge clearly.

It should obviously be made step-free to make all three platforms easy to access for all travellers.

  • Should the old bridge be totally replaced or should new lifts be added?
  • Should the bridge be moved from its current position?
  • Should the bridge be raised to allow for possible future electrification?
  • Should a fsctory-build standard bridge with lifts be instaled in a different position?

In Winner Announced In The Network Rail Footbridge Design Ideas Competition, I wrote how the competition was won by this bridge.

So could a factory-built bridge like this be installed at Bridlington station?

I suspect that it could be fitted on the Western ends of the platforms, leaving the original bridge in place during construction to keep the station open.

After installation of the new bridge, the original bridge could be demolished, shut off or refurbished as appropriate.

Note that the town of Bridlington is getting a makeover.

  • New and an increasing number of trains will be calling at Bridlington station to serve residents, commuters and visitors.
  • A modern step-free bridge which welcomes travellers to the town or speeds them on their way, could be just the ticket.

I have a feeling this step-free bridge could deliver good value to Bridlington, the train operating companies and travellers to and from the town.

April 6, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,

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