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Refurbishment of a railway footbridge at New Mills Newtown station in Derbyshire has been completed by Network Rail.
The Grade-II listed Victoria footbridge has been refurbished as part of the Great North Rail Project.
Originally built in 1863 the bridge has been strengthened, and the steel structure has been grit blasted and fully repainted.
The footbridge in on the line between Buxton and Manchester and has been regularly maintained.
This new £340,000 investment will see the bridge serve passengers for many more years to come.
What Did The Officials Say?Ian Cockle, project manager at Network Rail, said:
“I’m very grateful to passengers for their patience whilst we improved the footbridge at New Mills Newton station.
“The 19th century footbridge is a key historic feature of the station. Our restoration work as part of the Great North Rail Project will ensure it remains safe and reliable for decades to come.”
Chris Jackson, regional director for Northern, said:
“It’s fantastic to see the footbridge restored to such a high standard. Our colleagues at Network Rail have done a great job and I’m sure our customers will enjoy the benefits for many years.”
No trains were affected while the work took place.
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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