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Preston Station to have a Changing Places toilet as part of wider revamp by First Trenitalia

Posted on - 24th August, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Transport
Heading onto the platforms at Preston Station Pic: Wayne Affie/Affiefilms
Heading onto the platforms at Preston Station Pic: Wayne Affie/Affiefilms

Preston Railway Station is to get a Changing Places disabled toilet as part of a major revamp.

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First Trenitalia have won the franchise for the West Coast Mainline and this means taking on the stations too from Virgin as well as the route.

Approved by Mencap, the Changing Places toilet will greatly increase accessibility at the toilet.

A spokesman for First Trenitalia said: “We will work with local management and stakeholders to determine the optimum location for this facility at Preston either through converting existing buildings within the station or through the introduction of a standalone, modular facility.”

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Other changes to the station at Preston will include a remodelled ticket office, new ticket machines, increasing car parking spaces, a new first-class lounge, improvements to the waiting room, more seating and new signage.

No timeline has been given for the changes.

First Trenitalia are due to begin operating the West Coast mainline from December.

A spokesman for First Trenitalia said: “We are very pleased to have been asked to run the West Coast Partnership from December this year and we are excited to start delivering an excellent service to customers in Preston and across the route.

“We look forward to working with local stakeholders to delivering planned improvements at Preston Station including a remodelled ticket office, more car park capacity, a new First Class lounge, an improved waiting room and more seating and to setting out more of our plans in the time ahead.”

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