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New plans for Stamford station canopy submitted

The proposed new roof at Stamford railway station. Photo: Network Rail EMN-150810-102728001
The proposed new roof at Stamford railway station. Photo: Network Rail EMN-150810-102728001

Network Rail has unveiled a new proposal to replace the roof on platform one at Stamford railway station.

The original wooden canopy was taken down some time ago as it was unsafe. Network Rail submitted plans to replace it with a glazed canopy in February, and the application was approved in March. But a new amended plan has been submitted, reducing the depth of the canopy.

According to the plans, the change is needed “to achieve required clearances from trains and

elements of operational infrastructure.”

The need for the works was identified in August 2014 after a stone corbel from the station building fell to the platform surface. An investigation found this was as a result of excessive movement of the canopy beams caused by wind uplift as freight trains passed through the station. The canopyy was removed to prevent further damage or risk to passengers.

Pictured above is an artists impression of how the new canopy will look if permitted.


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