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Lifts Improve Accessibility at London’s Clapham Junction

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Simple lift enclosure and separate pump room

As London prepared for a summer of international events, visitors enjoyed many of the city’s infrastructure improvements. A major development has been the installation of platform lifts at Clapham Junction Railway Station on St. John’s Hill. The access to the platforms at the station has been improved with the addition of several hydraulic lifts at the famous connecting bridge. New steel and glass structures enclose the existing steps to the platforms, along with new staircases and 16-person panoramic lifts. Some of the lifts are of a through-car design, making transportation more accessible for passengers with wheelchairs or other items such as luggage.

Stannah Lifts Ltd. supplied the lifts at this station to provide accessibility to all the platforms. Recently, the 10th unit was installed to complete the project. Hundreds of Stannah Lifts units have been installed at railway stations in the U.K., and it will be interesting to see what new improvements are undertaken by Network Rail in the future.

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