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New canopies for St Denys station

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The platform canopies at St Denys station in Southampton are to be renewed, providing a better experience for passengers on South West Railway (SWR) services.

The current wooden structure is in poor condition. It often leaks and sometimes causes puddles on the platforms, creating hazards for passengers.

The current wooden structure leaks and is beyond repair.
Jonathan Spencer, Network Rail

In a project that is due to be completed by Easter 2021, Network Rail contractor Osborne will replace the full 38-metre length of the canopies on Platforms 2/3 to 4 in GRP ((glass reinforced plastic) and aluminium.

Jonathan Spencer, scheme project manager for Network Rail Wessex, said: “The new platform canopies will provide a better passenger experience for years to come, as, due to the age and condition of them,  maintaining them was no longer an option.

“While the majority of the work is taking place at night, we will try to keep noise to a minimum and apologise for any disruption.”

Chris Ellis, SWR.

Chris Ellis, regional manager south at SWR said: “This work represents a significant upgrade to St Denys station, which will not only help to keep customers dry in wet weather, but also make the station safer to use.

“Our stations sit at the heart of the communities we serve and they are key to maintaining exceptional customer service. That’s why we are committed to enhancing stations across our network through improvements such as this one”.

The station will remain open during the work, although scaffolding will be erected so passengers are reminded to take care while on the platforms.

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