Step free access upgrade to Coulsdon South station

Network Rail is installing lifts and a new footbridge to provide step free access to Coulsdon South train station for the first time. This will make the station much easier to use for passengers with mobility issues, older people and parents with young children.

This is something I have been campaigning for and is part of the Department for Transport’s Access for All programme.

The improvement work will take place at the station from the 28th May this year, and is due to be completed by early 2020.

The work will involve installing new passenger lifts to provide step free access to both platforms at Coulsdon South station.

Network Rail will hold a drop-in session on the 1st May 2019 from 4pm to 7pm at Coulsdon South station ticket hall, where representatives will be available to discuss the plans with residents.

This is an important project that has been given the go ahead that will provide proper access to people with mobility issues. This is part of the Government’s national programme to ensure step free access to stations that do not already have it.

I know that this has been a problem a problem for many residents who find Coulsdon South station difficult to use. I have previously called for the Government to ensure that access to Coulsdon South is upgraded to the level needed, and I am pleased to see this being delivered.

I hope that Network Rail will ensure minimal disruption for commuters, and that work can be completed as soon as possible.