Lift work due to start

Work is due to get underway this month to install passenger lifts at Long Eaton Railway Station to give access to both platforms.

Erewash Borough Council has agreed to sell a small piece of land to Network Rail to enable a lift to be sited at the bottom of the ramp on Tamworth Road leading up to the Derby-bound platform. A second lift on the opposite side, for Nottingham and London-bound trains, will also be constructed.

The work, which is expected to take around 20 weeks, is scheduled to start next week.