Osborne to improve access at Godalming

As part of ongoing Network Rail upgrade works, Godalming station in Surrey is scheduled for a £3.1million renovation that will include the construction of a new fully enclosed footbridge, two 16 person lifts, larger bicycle shelters, new platforms and extended canopies. Part funded by the governments Access for All programme, when complete, the works will improve access to the station.

Network Rail are planning to hold a drop in session on Wednesday 09 September between 15:00 and 20:00 at Godalming Station in order to explain the works to local residents interested in the project.

Rail Minister Claire Perry said: “We’re investing record amounts in Britain’s railways as part of our long-term economic plan, and improving accessibility at stations through our Access for All fund is an important part of that.
“The work at Godalming will make journeys better for customers who are disabled or have limited mobility, as well as making a real difference to those with heavy luggage or buggies I am glad that progress is being made.”

Jon Ratcliffe, Senior Commercial Scheme sponsor at Network Rail, said: “Access for All is a significant investment, which helps to make using the railway even easier for the millions of passengers, who travel by train every year. Godalming station will have step-free access for the first time and the new bridge and lifts will be a valuable addition to the station’s facilities.”