Wednesday 13 Dec 2017
Abergele and Pensarn station enhancement works completed
Enhancement works at Abergele and Pensarn station in North Wales have been completed by Network Rail.
A new waiting shelter and bike rack has been installed at the station, all part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan. The enhancements also included drainage works, new energy efficient LED lighting installed on platform 1 and 2 and new signage.
In the spring the first phase of the station upgrade was completed with the extension and resurfacing of platform 2, using an innovative lightweight polystyrene-block solution to extend the platform and successfully overcome challenging ground conditions on site.
The station enhancements form part of the North Wales Railway Upgrade Project, which also includes the commissioning of new signalling equipment on the North Wales Coast from Shotton to Colwyn Bay in Spring 2018.
Kevin Roberts, senior project manager for Network Rail, Wales and Borders, said: “The completion of this upgrade work at Abergele and Pensarn station marks another significant milestone in the North Wales Railway Upgrade Project as we continue to deliver our Railway Upgrade Plan.
“This upgrade project will provide greater resilience and reliability on the north Wales railway as we continue to work to provide a bigger and better railway for the growing number of passengers.”
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Every day, there are more than 4.7 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.
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