Dear Network Rail Limited,
Could you please point me towards the regulations relating to the installation of passenger operated lifts at unmanned stations?
Can they be used?
Can they be used during "manned" hours, if a station is only staffed part-time?

Anything that gives the simple facts would be most acceptable.

Thanks in advance,

Dougie Henderson,
Plockton.

Chris Hogan left an annotation ()

There are certainly examples of lifts being in use in unmanned stations, for example Smethwick Galton Bridge is unstaffed in the afternoons and its lifts are operational throughout the day. All that is needed is to connect the alarm system/assistance phone through to a manned control point or other manned station by the unmanned station's operator. It's not really a matter for Network Rail as it only operates a handful of the largest stations. Better to ask the Office of Rail & Road as the safety regulator.

FOI, Network Rail Limited

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Dear Mr Henderson

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Joanne West
Information Officer

Freedom of Information Team
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Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 1EN

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Email: [Network Rail request email]
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Dear FOI,
Many Thanks for your time and effort.

Yours sincerely,

D.J.Henderson

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