Network Rail has confirmed they will undertake a project to renovate the footbridge at Beverley Train Station.
Work on the project which has been allocated a budget of £600K is due to start in a little under two years time.
A spokesperson for the company told HU17.net;
“We can confirm that £600,000 is being invested in a major improvement project at Beverley station.”
“The work will involve fully refurbishing the listed footbridge at the station. This will include renewing the steps and walkway, and also strengthening the structure.”
“This work will improve passenger experience and enhance the look and feel of the station.”
“Work is expected to begin in early 2022 and complete later the same year. During this time, a temporary footbridge will be in place.”
Local MP Graham Stuart has welcomed to the news, he said it was great news that the ‘magnificent bridge at Beverley Train Station was going to be looked after.
He is also now wanting to hear from residents in Beverley what else they think can be done to improve the station.
MP Pleased At Project Being Undertaken By Network Rail in Beverley
“Last year I was contacted by constituents travelling from Beverley railway station regarding the condition of the footbridge.”
“As a user of train services to and from Beverley, I shared their concerns about the sad state of the station bridge.”
“I contacted Network Rail who are responsible for the overall structure and repair of the bridge. I was pleased to hear that complete refurbishment and maintenance are now being planned.”
“Together with the additional direct services to London now being run out of Beverley it is welcome news that the renewal of this grade 2 listed footbridge will make the train station an even more attractive place to start your journey.”
“I am now seeking people’s views on what other improvements can be made to the station in the future.”