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Historic clock gets facelift in station upgrade

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An historic clock at Nuneaton Station has been given better brickwork after millions of pounds worth of improvements were carried out at the facility.

The revamp included an overhaul to the passenger footbridge to the station platforms. The bridge has had a complete repaint and refresh of the interior walkway, new roof, new windows, and essential maintenance to the lifts.

Meanwhile, the 1915 clock has had its bricks repointed. The project cost £4 million in total.

The revamped footbridge at Nuneaton station.
James Dean, Network Rail.

West Coast South route managing director James Dean said: “Thanks to everyone for being patient while we were working on the bridge, lifts and much-loved clock tower.

“I am delighted we’re seeing more and more people coming back to use the railway and making the most of the upgraded bridge. This work is all part of our commitment to build back better from the pandemic and encourage passengers to return to rail travel once again.”

Lawrence Bowman, London Northwestern.

Customer experience director for station operator London Northwestern Railway, Lawrence Bowman, said: “These welcome improvements will make a real difference for our customers using Nuneaton station. The completion of the work comes at a great time, with more and more people returning to the railway as we go the extra mile to welcome people back on board.”

MP for Nuneaton, Marcus Jones, said: “I’m delighted that the work to transform the bridge and historic clock has now been completed. This significant public investment has not just improved the experience of passengers but it has also greatly improved the first impression for visitors to our area.

“As people return to travelling on the railway they will definitely notice the positive improvement to our main railway station.”

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