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Please Mind The Gap (Or - The Lift Departing From Platform 2 Will NOT Get You Directly To The Main Entrance Of This Station!)
There are honestly times when I wish I could drive a tank or a JCB (Bulldozer version).  I can tell you exactly where I would drive them to - Leicester London Road Railway Station.

A few years ago the Railway Station got a bit of a revamp.  A bungled revamp if you ask me because they changed the wrong side of it.

The Railway Station had a perfectly useable carpark before they cut it in half and decided to use half for car parking and the other half for steps and ramps, etc.

Please don't misunderstand me - I like the ramps.  I just wish they had bothered to spend as much time sorting the platform side of the Station out.

In every other Railway Station I have been to which has lifts the lifts have been in the same place as the stairs to the platforms.

Not in Leicester.

If you want to get to the lifts at Leicester Railway Station from the main Ticket area you have to navigate an unmanned Ticket Barrier (not so good if you have a bus pass).

In fact, the lifts are so well hidden you will have a job to find them if you do not know the layout of the station.

Head for the back wall of the station - when the passengers turn right to go through the ticket barriers leading to the stairs you should proceed straight on (I think there is a very small sign above the doorway saying "Lifts" but I cannot be sure).  Go through the doorway and follow the corridor.  Feed your ticket into the barrier and keep going.  Eventually, you will come to two lifts on your right hand side.  Incidentally - the lifts let you out very close to the stairs on the platforms.  I just don't understand why they don't start near them on the "Bridge Level".

Hopefully, if the electrification of the tracks ever goes ahead, the back of the station may get rebuilt.

I am not holding my breath though.


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