Croy station upgrades to improve accessibility
November 11 2021
IDP Architects have filed plans to overhaul Croy Station through the installation of an open footbridge and lift as part of a UK-wide initiative by the department for transport to provide unobstructed access to stations.
Enhanced design standards in the 'Access for All' mandate include being accessible by self-propelled wheelchairs, ideally with a maximum distance of 400m between drop-off points and trains.
Comprising twin lift towers joined by a stair parapet finished in telegray polyester coated cladding panels the new link will be centred over the middle of the station, replacing a ramped footbridge to the east which requires passengers to move off-site.
Located on the Glasgow to Edinburgh mainline preparatory works are expected to get underway by the end of the month.
North Lanarkshire Council is considering the request.
Next you will be telling us that the working class don't deserve indoor baths / bathrooms as they will just store coal in them.
Politics 1921 not 2021.
Just a case of why can't the standard design be upgraded to include a roof from now on?
The cost would be minimal and it would increase the utility of the structure and reduce the risk of trips and falls.
We live in wet climate -- why don't we design for that?
Two sets of wet stairs and a wet bridge dealing with people in a hurry will cost quite a few legs and the odd arm.
Half a job at best -- we live in a wet country.
Or public squalor / private affluence is the way we do things as they celebrate in Bearsden / Drymen / Newton Mearns.
We are a wet country and need to design our public spaces accordingly.
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Surely with our weather open wet steps with people in a hurry is a recipe for disaster?