24 January 2012
Perth's railway station is to be brought up to date through a £3.8 million project which will make the Victorian building accessible to disabled passengers. ...
Perth's railway station is to be brought up to date through a £3.8 million project which will make the Victorian building accessible to disabled passengers.
The Victorian railway station in Perth is to be brought up to date and become accessible to railway passengers through a £3.8 million project which will allow the installation of a multi-million pound lift which will allow passengers to move between platforms.
The station was designed by Sir William Tite of London and completed in 1848, after which little further work was done on the station. The station's Gothic architecture will be preserved as the lift will be located at the southern end of the platforms, away from the canopy roofs. A spokesperson for Network Rail said: '
''The ideal location for access across the tracks is the current location, because it is central within the station. However, the existing ramped access and crossings are of considerable architectural merit and form part of the listed heritage of the station. To adapt or remove and replace these important features would have a detrimental effect and would significantly damage or destroy valuable heritage.'
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