The Anonymous Widower

St. Mary Cray 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.

St. Mary Cray station is on the list.

These pictures show the station.

The station was rebuilt in 1959, when disabled people didn’t exist. Or were they locked in institutions?

Installing Step-Free Access

In addition to lifts to each pair of platforms, there is also a need to sort out access to the main entrance to the station.

It could be quite tricky to create a step-free station out of this architectural monstrosity.

The following will help.

  • I very much doubt the station is Listed, except in Prince Charles’ Book of Carbuncles.
  • The similar Swanley station has been made step-free.
  • As it’s only fifty sixty old, the drawings probably exist.
  • I doubt there’s an architect, that couldn’t improve this station.
  • It’s probably built as strongly as a brick outhouse!

If the installation could be to the standard of Swnley station, I doubt anybody would mind.

 

April 9, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

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