Network Rail are set to resume their infrastructural renovation project to improve St Albans City Station, with works getting back on track this summer to complete the £6.8m revamp.
Works on the multi-million-pound renewal scheme are set to be completed by 2023 after their forced pause in operations came in September 2021. The initial phase of construction will see engineers build a base for the project team to work on their plans before the installation of a much-needed footbridge in the Autumn. This footbridge will allow for easier passenger movement between platforms at busy times, significantly easing congestion.
The millions of passengers that utilise the services from St Albans City Station will enjoy better experiences through their daily commutes, allowing them to make the most of the city’s strong rail connections between the likes of Luton and Brighton. These works will unlock travel opportunities and encourage a strong return to rail travel as the sector recovers in the post-pandemic UK climate.
Gary Walsh, East Midlands Route Director for Network Rail said:
“I’m so pleased to see work restarting on this scheme, which will make using St Albans City station much easier for passengers at busy times.
“We’re working carefully with our partners at Thameslink to make sure any disruption to station users and services is kept to the absolute minimum. I’d like to thank the community and local stakeholders for their patience and support.”
Jenny Saunders, Customer Services Director for Thameslink and Great Northern said: “It’s great news that work on a second footbridge at St Albans station is now underway. Once the work is complete, it will really improve the station experience for passengers, especially at those very busy times of day.”
The planned renovative works for St Albans City Station will accompany other major improvements in recent years that have seen new toilets, ticket gates and staffing facilities installed to revitalise the 154-year-old station.
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