High Brooms station on list for accessibility works

ACCESS ISSUES: The steps at High Brooms Station

HIGH Brooms station has been added to the ‘schedule of work’ for accessibility improvements.

The station, where platform 2 is only accessible by steep steps and an underpass, has recently been surveyed, according to Southborough Town Councillor Alan Bullion.

The station is set to have lifts and an overpass, as there was insufficient space for ramps to the underpass, he explained.

The Department for Transport’s Access for All (AfA) programme aims to provide an obstacle-free, accessible route on to – and between – train station platforms.

Southeastern Railway, which works with Network Rail on improving stations, has added High Brooms to its list of current AfA projects, behind Hither Green (currently in planning approval) and Deal, which is now in development.

The soonest scheduled AfA project is at Herne Bay, where construction is due to start in February 2024.

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