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Update on Shrewsbury station repairs

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Network Rail has issued a progress report on its work at Shrewsbury station, where teams have been carrying out essential repairs to the station canopies over Platforms 4, 5, 6 and 7, which are due to be completed later this month.

Major repairs are needed to steelwork and timbers.

Work is also progressing on the refurbishment of Dana footbridge. This began in December 2018, but engineers discovered that the steelwork needed extensive repairs to strengthen the structure, as did the brickwork and timbers.

The windows on the footbridge are also being replaced and the deck walkway is being renewed with an anti-slip surface.

The structure will be deep cleaned, surfaces grit blasted and re-painted, ensuring that the appearance of the footbridge is improved.

Work on the listed footbridge is now expected to be complete by November 2019.

Chris Wildy, Network Rail

Chris Wildy, works delivery manager for Network Rail in Wales and Borders, said: “We understand these structures are part of the historic fabric of Shrewsbury station and this upgrade work will see the historic station refreshed for the benefit of passengers and the local community.

“We are doing all we can to keep disruption to a minimum and complete this essential work as soon as possible.”

This latest phase of canopy work has been part-funded by the Railway Heritage Trust.

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