Maintain step-free access at train stations with temporary lifts

Access for All - improving accessibility at train stations nationwide

Step-free access to train stations might seem obvious. And it should be. Unfortunately, this is not the case in UK's public transport. Less than 10% of the UK's 2,500 train stations are step-free accessible. And if there is a lift, it will occasionally be out of use due to maintenance. Meanwhile, over 6.8 million UK citizens rely on step-free access due to a disability. In addition, elderly people and young parents with pushchairs depend on lifts as well. Without a working lift at the train station their journey could suddenly end.

Steps and thresholds should not exclude anyone from public trains and railway stations. That is why we have developed and improved our temporary passenger lifts. These lifts are easily deployed, user-friendly and indistinguishable from common passenger lifts. By providing these lifts and 24/7-services we are commited to provide and maintain access to public transport. Everywhere, always and for everyone.

Let us keep your station accessible

For rail contractors

Turnkey assembly within a working day and 24/7-service.

For travelers

Step-free access to any railway platform.

For transport companies

Step-free access between trains and bus platforms.

For station managers

No inconveniences for station personnel due to lift failure. 

Ideal accessibility partner for rail contractors and lift companies

Every year innumerable lifts and escalators in train stations are out of order for multiple weeks or even months. As a contractor or lift company, you can keep train stations perfectly accessible with our service while making repairs after a lift malfunction, or during redevelopment or renovation. We do this not only by providing temporary lifts in all kinds and sizes, but also by deploying ramps and entire railway bridges. Completely barrier-free, safe due to on-site inspection and 24/7 breakdown service in case of a malfunction. So you won't have to worry about accessibility.

The best lift to maintain access during railway station redevelopment

When you want to maintain access during a redevelopment project at a train station, there is a lot to consider before choosing a temporary lift. In our experience, the RECO Plug and Play lifts are the best passenger lifts for most train stations. These are our 6 reasons why: 

  • Deployed over night to prevent inconveniences
  • Indistinguishable from common passenger lifts
  • Requires little space within the busy train station
  • Provides a barrier-free entrance on two sides
  • Easy to operate using common lift buttons
  • Plenty of space for wheelchairs, bicycles and luggage

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Disabled access train stations with a platform lift

People with reduced mobility depend on disabled access via a passenger lift or a ramp in public places such as railway stations. Because there is not always room for a ramp or passenger lift at these locations, RECO Lift Solutions also provides temporary platform lifts. For small elevations of up to 3 metres, the platform lift is the perfect solution. These lifts take up less space than a ramp, are more practical for public areas than stair lifts and are quicker to use than a complete temporary passenger lift.

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Temporary pedestrian bridge as connector between railway platforms

Is the level crossing or tunnel in the station temporarily closed due to construction work? In order to provide an obstacle-free, accessible route to and between the platforms, you can easily set up a temporary diversion. Simply by installing a temporary lift in combination with a pedestrian bridge. RECO Lift Solutions is the partner for you to ensure the accessibility of stations. We not only install the lift, but take care of the entire process for you: from site surveys and permit applications to making appointments with your regular installer for any structural modifications.

Temporary pedestrian bridges

We improve the journeys of passengers all through Europe

RECO Lift Solutions offers its temporary lifts and pedestrian footbridges for hire in the whole of Europe. An increasing number of rail contractors consider the preservation of easy and step-free access in train stations to be an important issue.

Germany: temporary footbridges between platforms

In Germany, we therefore deploy temporary pedestrian bridges completely wheelchair accessible and step free for the Deutsche Bahn (DB). By placing two temporary RECO Plug and Play passenger lifts, the footbridges and both platforms remain accessible to all travellers during the reconstruction period.

Sweden: no concessions in travelling comfort

The Swedish Transport Administration has prescribed that no concessions must be made to passenger comfort during station modernisations. With the hiring of temporary RECO passenger lifts, contractor PEAB has met this requirement. The four lifts were installed at the ends of two temporary footbridges over the tracks within four hours. This ensures safe, comfortable and barrier-free access to the track for train passengers.

Whether you need a temporary platform lift, passenger lift, pedestrian bridge or a combination of these. We give customised advice on how to keep your station accessible to every traveller. Whether you have a project in the United Kingdom or overseas, we provide our lift solutions throughout Europe.

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