Network Rail have announced that the Grade II listed footbridge at the railway station in Lancaster has been restored.
The £1.3m investment by Network Rail was completed as part of the Great North Rail Project and saw strengthening works take place along with a new roof and windows installed as well as a new coat of paint throughout.
The footbridge spans platforms 3 to 6 and was built 121 years ago
Careful planning meant that the bridge was able to stay open during the works which was completed in stages.
Melinda Sallaway-Royle, scheme project manager for Network Rail, said: “We’re delighted with how Lancaster station’s footbridge is looking after its refurbishment and it now provides passengers with a much brighter and inviting welcome to this important station on the West Coast main line.
“The Grade II listed bridge is over 100 years old and it’s lovely to be able to preserve a piece of history, keeping it safe and reliable for the next generation of passengers.”
Michael Byrne, station manager for Avanti West Coast, said: “Lancaster station is full of character, and one we’re extremely proud to manage. We want it to reflect the town it serves with great architecture and a warm welcome. The investment has helped to revitalise the footbridge and already generated lots of positive comments from our customers.”
Cat Smith, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, said: “It’s great to see the refurbished bridge at Lancaster station, it’s looking very smart and sets a great first impression to visitors to our city, and for regular rail users it’s a visible improvement.”
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