Underground ‘Access for All’ Solution

Hassocks, West Sussex

Network Rail
Hassocks, West Sussex
NR Schedule of Amendments 2nd edition - ICE D&C

An aesthetically sympathetic design turns an existing subway into a ‘step free access’ solution without the need for a costly, intrusive overbridge. Close proximity to residential housing, schools and businesses requires detailed planning and a ‘just in time’ delivery approach.


Access and space were both in short supply for the installation of ‘step free’ access to platforms at Hassocks Station.  The station is located immediately adjacent to residential and commercial property.

With the station positioned on an embankment combined with the close proximity of housing, a traditional bridge and lift solution was not ideal.  The decision was taken to install lifts either side of the platform to connect with the existing underpass.

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