Box Hill and Westhumble railway station

Network Rail to begin £1m Box Hill station refurbishment

Engineers from Network Rail are set to begin work on a £1m project to refurbish the canopy and footbridge over the railway at Box Hill & Westhumble railway station.

Steelwork repairs will be carried out on the footbridge, as well as high water pressure jet-washing, and repainting of the structure using high quality paint.

This work has been earmarked as essential due to the age and condition of the present structure, with the refurbishment needed to protect those using the bridge and the trains operating below.

To preserve the Grade II listed building, new roof sheets will be installed, canopy columns will be refurbished while the timbers on the canopies will also be repaired.

New decking will also be installed on the footbridge to improve safety when crossing the railway, while new guttering will reduce the risk of flooding.

These improved facilities will enhance passenger experiences when using the station.

Shaun King, Route Director for Sussex said: “The work at Box Hill & Westhumble will improve safety for passengers and the local community and I’m delighted that we are providing travellers with the station that they deserve.

“It’s an attractive building and the upgrades will retain the station’s unique character.

“I’d like to thank all users of the station for their patience while this work is carried out.”

Box Hill & Westhumble station is located in the village of Westhumble in Surrey, close to the National Trust landmark, Box Hill.

Work on the project begins on June 14, 2021 and is expected to be completed by November 2021.

RTM Dec/Jan 23


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