Investment in West Calder gives station accessibility a lift
West Calder station’s new, fully-accessible footbridge and lifts have opened to passengers, as part of a multi-million-pound transformation of the West Lothian station.
The installation of the £2.7 million bridge provides step-free access via lifts to both platforms and has been completed as part of the Scottish government-funded Shotts Line Electrification project, will improve access within stations for people with impaired mobility, travelling with luggage, children, cycles etc.
Constructed over the last ten months, the bridge includes lifts and stairs and replaces the old station footbridge which was no longer fit for purpose. The new bridge and stairs opened in April to enable the old bridge to be craned out and the lifts commissioned for service. Investment in West Calder gives station accessibility a lift