The £3.7 million improvement scheme at Winchester Railway Station has opened last Friday.

Photo courtesy of Bellminsterboy

Photo courtesy of Bellminsterboy

The improvements constructed include a glass and brick over-rail bridge and a double-decked open air car park for regular commuters. In addition there are also lifts for the disabled and parents with infants.

The completion of the project was funded by the Department for Transport’s Station Commercial Property Fund.

Steve Brine, MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford stated “this is about access for all people” as previously, disabled passengers had no choice but to take a taxi from one side of the station to the other. Therefore, under the Government’s ‘Access for All Scheme’ the elevators and footbridge were constructed. Brine said “ it fits in with the rest of the station; it’s well designed and looks like it’s been here all along”.

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