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2013-11-27 LON-001
London Midland


Access at Leighton Buzzard Station is on the up

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London Midland

Access at Leighton Buzzard Station is on the up

27 November 2013
source London Midland
type Press release

Staff at Leighton Buzzard train station are holding an event for the local community this weekend.

The event will allow residents and station users to learn more about the works that will be taking place at the station over the next six months to install three brand new lifts.

Station staff and guest speakers will be on hand to educate residents on the dangers of construction sites, as well as giving talks on general safety at stations.

British Transport Police and Leighton-Linslade Town Council’s bike squad will also be there to mark bikes and talk about bike theft and cycle safety.

There will be a brand new lift installed on each platform by mid-2014, providing step-free access to all three platforms at the station.

There are currently no lifts at Leighton Buzzard railway station and anyone with access needs wishing to use the middle platform must be escorted over a foot crossing by a member of staff.

The lift installation is part of the Access for All programme, which was launched in 2006 to address the issues faced by less able-bodied passengers using railway stations in Great Britain.

As part of this programme there is £35 million of funding per year, until 2015, dedicated to installing lifts and ramps at stations across the country.

London Midland is also committed to spending £1/4 million per year on minor work to aid accessibility.

The event will be taking place at Leighton Buzzard Railway Station on Saturday 30th November 2013 between 10am and 4pm.

Visit our newsroom website for the latest news, press releases and information about London Midland. You can also create your own account to receive our updates as soon as they are published, straight to your email inbox.

Since 2007, London Midland has been providing train services to and from London in the south, to Birmingham in the Midlands and Liverpool in the north-west. Over 60 million passenger journeys a year are made using on the network and London Midland manage 148 stations and operate
over 1,300 services a day.

London Midland is owned by Govia, the partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis. Govia
is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for nearly 30 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail companies, Southern (which includes Gatwick Express services), Southeastern and London Midland. Further information on Govia is available at www.govia.info

London Midland has won a range of awards, including Best Local Transport Integration, four Rail Business Awards for marketing, public relations and customer information, five Golden Spanner Awards for Engineering, two IOIC award for internal communication and three Railstaff Awards for Outstanding Customer Service, Lifesaving and Charity Work.

In 2013 London Midland was awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Silver Award and been awarded the 5 Star award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in 2012.

For more information about London Midland please visit the London Midland website or the newsroom website.

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