Following a £765,000 upgrade, Network Rail has announced that the footbridge at Caterham Station in Surrey has been successfully refurbished.
The current station is the second one built-in 1900 to replace the 1836 version on the Caterham line which joins the main from Brighton.
A single island platform houses both Platform one and two, connecting by a footbridge.
Under Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, the footbridge was selected for an overhaul, which included, removing old paint and applying new paint to steelwork, fitting new portal frames, glazing and attention to both gutters and roofs.
Route Director for Sussex Shaun King said: “Our Railway Upgrade Plan is all about providing a safer and more reliable railway fit for the 21st century. The upgraded footbridge will make crossing the railway safer and easier for everyone. I would like to thank local residents and passengers for their patience and understanding while we completed this important upgrade.”
Managing Director for Southern and Gatwick Express Angie Doll said: “On behalf of our Caterham passengers, we welcome Network Rail’s investment in maintaining the safety of the footbridge. The refurbished footbridge will be complemented by our comprehensive makeover for the station this year, including landscaping, lighting, toilets and seating, all part of our network-wide, multimillion-pound station improvement programme.
“During the current restrictions, please only travel if essential, and if you have to go by train, remember the hands-face-space rules to make your journey safe for everyone.”
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