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Oakham railway station footbridge reopens after Network Rail £856,000 revamp




Work to revamp the footbridge at Oakham Railway Station has been completed after an£856,000 project.

Network Rail reopened the footbridge on Wednesday (March 31)having started work to strengthen and spruce up the bridge last October.

Alongside vital repairs to the metalwork, a new protective wall along the edges of the bridge and improved flooring was installed, and a fresh coat of red and white paint applied.

Oakham station footbridge after the £856,000 makeover. Photo: Network Rail
Oakham station footbridge after the £856,000 makeover. Photo: Network Rail

Passengers were asked to use the level crossing footpath while the bridge was out of action.

“The transformation of the footbridge at Oakham station is amazing and the work done here will protect it for years to come," said Gary Walsh, director for Network Rail’s East Midlands route.

And before the revamp. Photo: Network Rail
And before the revamp. Photo: Network Rail

“We want to thank passengers for their patience whilst this vital project was carried out.”

Richard Morris, regional director for East Midlands & East Anglia, CrossCountry, added: “We know how important this access route is for people to cross the line safely without delay, when the level crossing route is closed to road traffic.”

Passengers had to use the level crossing while the bridge was out of action. Photo: Network Rail
Passengers had to use the level crossing while the bridge was out of action. Photo: Network Rail


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