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Gainsborough station gets new platform to improve disabled access

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Gainsborough Lea Road station has a new platform which will improve access for disabled people.

Network Rail has replaced the old Platform 2 as part of a £3 million investment to add a much smoother surface as well as a ramp.

Now the updated platform has opened, the old one has been blocked off from public access in the station and work will take place to demolish it.

There will be no disruption to train services whilst that work is carried out.

In 2021, Network Rail will also replace platform 1 at Gainsborough Lea Road station as part of the next stage of improvement work.

Gary Walsh, route director for Network Rail’s East Midlands route, said: “We are committed to making improvements at stations to improve the railway for passengers.

“The platforms at Gainsborough Lea Road needed updating and this work will improve the look and feel of the station.

“We continue to work with East Midlands Railway to minimise any disruption in the station whilst the work is carried out.”

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