Lichfield Trent Valley: Platforms reopen following works

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 12:33
Lichfield Trent Valley: Platforms reopen following works

Rail services have returned to normal at Lichfield Trent Valley station following the completion of platform repair work.

Platform 3 at the station had been temporarily closed for safety reasons, meaning Cross City line trains have been unable to call at the station for several weeks.

However, after Network Rail completed the installation of a temporary support structure the platform has now reopened and Cross City line services resumed calling at the station from Sunday 5 June.

The completion of the work also means passenger access between Platforms 1 and 2 for West Coast Main Line services is restored.

Denise Wetton, Central route managing director, said: “This was a challenging project which, due to the position of the platform, involved the overnight closure of part of the busy West Coast Main Line.

“Passenger safety must always come first and I am pleased this work has been completed and services at Lichfield Trent Valley have returned to normal once again.”

Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director for West Midlands Trains, said: “I would like to thank our passengers for their patience while this important safety work was completed at Lichfield Trent Valley.

“I appreciate the loss of the direct walking route between platforms was a major inconvenience and I would like to thank Network Rail for carrying out these repairs so quickly to get the station functioning again.”

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