Work at the train station to install a lift will begin on Sunday 15 October. The lift will give access to the footbridge from Platform 1. A new power supply to the platforms, lighting and CCTV will also be installed along with emergency stairs and refuges.
The work is due to last until next spring or summer. The lane closure will be in place throughout the station works, except over Christmas and New Year. Fourteen car parking spaces will also be lost for the duration of the work on the lower deck of Galdeford car park, along with spaces in the station car park for storage and welfare facilities.
This work is essential to ensure the disabled people can access Platform 2. It will also benefit people with heavy luggage.
The southbound (uphill) lane will be closed from just before the Tesco turn for about 300 metres (see plan below). This will block the bus stop outside the station. A temporary bus stop will be installed close to the car park entrance. A crossing over Station Drive will be installed between the surgery and the roadworks.
The work, anticipated to last nine months will install the lift on Platform 1, two emergency staircases, ten CCTV cameras and three emergency refuges, each with two marked areas for wheelchairs. The lighting on the platforms and the public address system will be upgraded.
This work financed by the Network Rail Access for All fund. Six Transport for Wales stations are to be upgraded this year: Flint, Abergavenny, Cwmbran, Llanelli and Newtown will get new footbridges with lifts. Ludlow will see a lift added to its existing footbridge which was replaced a few years back.