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Work is set to being on an £800,000 project to refurbish the footbridge at Narborough railway station in Leicestershire.
The three-month project by Network Rail will see the bridge strengthened and refurbished.
Starting on Monday 21st September, the main footbridge span will be removed for renovation works. The metallic parts of the bridge will be repaired after being stripped back to bare metal.
The bridge will then be repainted to match the signal box, in the heritage colours of white and green.nThe surfacing of the footbridge and staircases will be improved.
Between Monday 28 September and Friday 27 November, the bridge will be closed, with access via the level crossing.
Overnight road closures will be in place on the following dates to allow the bridge to be removed and re-installed.
Gary Walsh, Route Director for Network Rail’s East Midlands route, said: “This essential work to improve the footbridge at Narborough station will mean it can continue to be used safely and reliably for years to come.
“We’re sorry for any inconvenience the temporary closure of the footbridge, the work and the overnight road closures cause for passengers, motorists and the community of Narborough.”
Neil Grabham, Customer Services Director for East Midlands Railway, said: “The temporary closure of the footbridge at Narborough will allow Network Rail to make the necessary improvements to the structure for future use for passengers.
“Step-free access will be maintained as passengers can use the level crossing to get across to the other platform. The works do not impact on any of our train services. We would like to thank passengers for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.”
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