The Anonymous Widower

Croy 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.

Croy station is on the list.

These pictures show the station and the current bridge,

This Google Map shows the station.

Note how the car parking is on the Glasgow-bound side of the tracks.

So after a hard day’s work, shopping, watching football or just at leisure in Glasgow, to get back to your car at Croy station, you will need to climb up and down steep steps.

The station desperately needs a well designed bridge to give passengers and especially the less able to get back to the car parking.

Installing Step-Free Access

This Google Map shows an enlarged view of the platforms in the Glasgow direction.

Note how the disabled parking spaces are close to the station building and the Glasgow-bound platform.

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

Could a factory-built bridge like this be used at Croy station?

Looking at the Google Map, it might even be possible to fit the bridge between the two overhead gantries for the electrification, which are visible!

It appears to me, that Network Rail’s competition has come up with an adaptable and very practical design.

April 17, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

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