A new railway station lift plagued by issues could remain out of action until later this month.

The north side lift at Chippenham train station has been out of order for some time while engineers contracted by Network Rail attempt to fix the service.

Great Western Railway unveiled the lift in July last year as the centrepiece of a £1 million project to make the station fully accessible from both sides.

But since then, the new facilities have been affected by heavy rain multiple times.

Last September the lift was broken due to water damage while rain also caused flooding on the revamped stairway.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The lift at Chippenham train stationThe lift at Chippenham train station (Image: Newsquest)

Contactors have been working to fix the latest issue since January but repairs have been delayed due to the bad weather.

Rewiring work was scheduled to recommence on February 15 and Network Rail hopes the lift will reopen later this month.

A spokesperson said: "Following heavy rainfall last week, Stannah was unable to undertake the rewiring work and will therefore be returning to the site shortly to complete the work. 

"Unfortunately, this means the lift will not be open to the public until later this month.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. We will be in touch closer to the time and let you know if the lift is brought back into service any sooner."