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Work to start on Welwyn Garden City station footbridge upgrade

Network Rail has announced the dates for the next phase of improvements on the footbridge at Welwyn Garden City station.

Commencing on 20th November work will be carried out by Network Rail teams to repair the steelwork underneath the bridge to strengthen it.

This work will be essential in ensuring the footbridge remains fir for purpose for years to come.

This follows on from work which took place last year on the bridge where the lattice work was repaired and repainted and new lighting was installed.

To ensure the work can take place safely the stairs to/from Hydeway will temporarily close at 06:00 on Saturday and 04:30 on Monday on the following dates:

  • 20th November – 22nd November
  • 27th November – 29th November
  • 4th December – 6th December
  • 11th December – 13th December
  • 18th December – 20th December
  • 29th January – 31st January

Pedestrians wanting to enter and exit the station via Hydeway will need to walk via Bridge Road to the main station entrance in the shopping centre.

Here pedestrians will still have access to the footbridge and platforms.

Rail services will not be affected.

Network Rail emphasised how important this work is for the people of Welwyn Garden City.

Sarah Reid, Route Director for Network Rail’s East Coast Route said: “We’ve already made major improvements to the footbridge at Welwyn Garden City station.

“This latest stage of work will make sure it can connect people between the town centre, the railway station and east Welwyn Garden City for years to come.

The complex project can only be completed safely when the stairs leading to Hydeway are closed, which is why temporary weekend closures are in place.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes and we’d like to thank passengers and people in the community for their patience.”

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