Case Study:
Coventry Station

Millions of travellers everyday use transport facilities Direct Access has project managed for accessibility, and we are proud to place Coventry Station among them, building on the Coventry Station Masterplan set out by Coventry City Council.

Direct Access has been working with Avanti, Coventry Council, and Network Rail with delivering this project. Reviewing architectural plans, we have installed Changing Places facilities, tactile paving (in accordance with the Government’s recently updated tactile paving guidance), and unambiguous and appropriate signage to help disabled people navigate the station.

Coventry Station Exterior

The Coventry Station Masterplan project has been developed to deliver new infrastructure alongside the Grade II listed existing railway station. Our work with Coventry Council delivers on the plan to introduce:

  • A transport interchange connected directly to the station building via a new access tunnel under Warwick Road, creating better integration with bus services for passengers
  • A second station entrance building, with entry points from Station Square and Warwick Road alongside the new access tunnel via the transport interchange under Warwick Road, providing step-free access to platforms
  • Accessible facilities on site including Changing Places
Steven Mifsud wearing a hard hat and HI-Vis jacket outside the entrance to Coventry Station

Our work with Coventry station ties in with one of several projects we are involved in that aims to restore access and improve interpretation across Coventry, which also includes our work with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to improve accessibility for the 10 mile stretch of the Sherbourne River that flows through Coventry.

Are you looking to make your site accessible to thousands of disabled people? Feel free to contact us and lay out your specific needs so that we can find improvements to suit your needs or budget. Or alternatively, have a look at our Accessibility for Mass Transit options. We are here to help because, for us, access is personal.

Changing Places sign at Coventry Station

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