Network Rail is about to begin work on the footbridge at Lancaster railway station on the west coast mainline.
The Grade II listed structure is to be refurbished as part of a £1.3m project by Network Rail.
Part of the Great North Rail Project, the investment will see the historic footbridge, which spans platforms 3-6, undergo a number of improvements.
The footbridge will have a new roof and windows installed as well as a new coat of paint.
Work will commence on the 9th of January and last until the end of August 2021, the footbridge will stay open during the work.
Melinda Sallaway-Royle, scheme project manager for Network Rail, said: “This footbridge upgrade will improve Lancaster station as we get it in the best possible shape for passengers when measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 can be eased.”
“We’ve planned the work in stages and are working closely with Avanti West Coast colleagues so people who need to travel by rail over the coming weeks and months can still get to platforms. In the meantime I’d urge people to follow the latest government advice on the use of public transport.”
Shirley Ross, Avanti West Coast station manager at Lancaster, said: “We’re proud to be working with Network Rail to refurbish the footbridge in keeping with the station’s heritage. Once the project is complete, it will enhance a feature of this beautiful station and the experience for customers travelling to and from Lancaster.”
Cat Smith, Member of Parliament for Lancaster and Fleetwood, said: “Our train station is the gateway to our wonderful city and it is great that the footbridge is getting a facelift and repairs that will see it retain that for years to come”
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