Lift at Dagenham Dock station open at last, says watchdog on 27/06/2011
London TravelWatch has helped to secure the opening of lifts at Dagenham Dock station, built several years ago but unused until now.
The lifts were built when a level crossing had to be closed to build the high speed line to St Pancras but never used, meaning that there was no step-free access to the station.
London TravelWatch said: “Step-free access is important for people with disabilities, baby buggies and luggage and it was ridiculous that these lifts were unavailable, because no-one could decide whose responsibility they were.”
London TravelWatch spoke to the interested organisations – High Speed, Network Rail and Barking and Dagenham council – to persuade them to fund the lifts so they could be used.
London TravelWatch continued: “We were delighted that, after our campaigning, the lifts are finally operating for passengers to use thanks to Network Rail and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.”
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