Network Rail adds FINSBURY PARK to Seven Sisters bridge: Network Rail adds FINSBURY PARK to Seven Sisters bridge

Tuesday 17 Aug 2021

Network Rail adds FINSBURY PARK to Seven Sisters bridge

Region & Route:
| Eastern: East Coast

A famous Finsbury Park landmark now welcomes people in the community, visitors and passengers using the station to the area.

Over the weekend, Network Rail teams installed red ‘Finsbury Park’ lettering on the side on Seven Sisters bridge.

The vinyl letters – which are 150cm tall – were put in place separately during an overnight road closure to allow workers to safely access the bridge.

This follows major work to tidy up Seven Sisters bridge and give it a fresh coat of green paint.

Paul Rutter, Route Director for Network Rail’s East Coast route, said: “We’ve worked closely with Islington Council to brighten up Seven Sisters bridge and it’s great to see the ‘Finsbury Park’ lettering in place.

“It will welcome residents and businesses in the community, as well as visitors to Finsbury Park, for years to come.”

Islington Council’s Executive Member for Inclusive Economy and Jobs (and ward councillor for Finsbury Park), Cllr Asima Shaikh, said: “On behalf of the Finsbury Park ward councillors, I am delighted that the council has worked together with Network Rail to get the Finsbury Park sign painted. We know that our local community will welcome this as it strengthens Finsbury Park’s identity and provides a bold and recognisable landmark.

“Finsbury Park is a really vibrant town centre area, with brilliant businesses, enjoyed and represented by a diverse range of residents and visitors. This colourful, striking new sign will boost the sense of cohesion that makes Finsbury Park such a lively and welcoming place.”


Notes to Editors

Attached photo (L to R_ - Thomas Bennett (Network Rail), Cllr Michael Osullivan, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Cllr Asima Shaikh and Cllr Gary Heather

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