Dyer & Butler works to make Tilehurst Station accessible for all

5th March 2024

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Dyer & Butler has started work to install three lifts at Tilehurst station, making it fully accessible for the first time.

The team, working on behalf of client Network Rail, has started the initial works to install lift shafts to an existing footbridge over platforms one, two/three and four.

Working with key stakeholders, Dyer & Butler has developed a programme of works that minimises disruption to residents. Work will be mainly undertaken by the team during normal daytime hours minimising disruption to local residents and businesses. Some critical element of works will be carried out at night to ensure safety of passengers and trains.

Dyer & Butler will also be working to upgrade the existing electrical and telecoms systems to facilitate the new lifts. Working to complete the lifts by early 2025, all platforms will have step-free access.

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Speaking on the project, Russell Richards, Regional Manager at Dyer & Butler, said: “ We look forward to working with Network Rail, Great Western Railway, and all key stakeholders to make Tilehurst station accessible for all.

“We’d like to thank commuters for their patience while we make these necessary improvements and hope everyone will benefit from the lift installations, once work is complete.”

Alan Gough, Network Rail sponsor, said: “This project extends our commitment to helping as many people as possible to use the railway.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience while the work takes place. We will mostly be working when trains aren’t running to keep disruption for passengers to a minimum.”