Footbridge at Dover Priory station

Vital £3.5m upgrades at Dover Priory station complete

Refurbishment work at Dover Priory station has been completed thanks to a £3.5m investment from Network Rail.

The footbridge’s life span has been increased due to the work and the canopy roof has been upgraded on the platforms to help keep passengers dry in the rain.

Dover Priory is the main station for Dover, one of the best-known port towns on Britain’s south coast. The station is 77 miles down the line from London Victoria and currently managed by Southeastern.

Work at the station included:

  • Steelwork repairs
  • Lift-shaft concrete repairs and painting
  • Replacement of the footbridge roof
  • New lighting system installed

 Platform 1 lattice beam and roof sheets

Fiona Taylor, Kent Route Director for Network Rail, said: “Our Railway Upgrade Plan is all about providing a safer and more reliable railway fit for the 21st century. We are making full use of our resources to carry out these improvements, enhancing the railway at Dover Priory which will bring long-term benefits to passengers.”

Kyle Miller, Station Manager for Southeastern, said: “We’re always wanting to do more for our passengers and this refurbishment by Network Rail at Dover Priory makes a big difference to the station environment, improving the appearance of the footbridge and the platform canopies and ensuring that the fabric of the building is in the best possible condition.”

Images: Network Rail

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