Passengers and residents invited to find out more about work to refurbish Welwyn Garden City station footbridge: Passengers and residents invited to find out more about work to refurbish Welwyn Garden City station footbridge

Tuesday 19 Nov 2019

Passengers and residents invited to find out more about work to refurbish Welwyn Garden City station footbridge

Region & Route:
London North Eastern & East Midlands

Network Rail is holding an information event on Tuesday, 26 November, where people can find out more about the work to refurbish the footbridge at Welwyn Garden City station.

Work to improve the footbridge, which links the railway station and east Welwyn Garden City, will begin on Sunday, 22 December. It will be completely refurbished with a lift and new stairs installed. The bridge will also be cleaned, repainted, resurfaced and have new lights installed.

There will be no disruption to rail services whilst this work is carried out, but there will be no access to the station via Hydeway. The alternative route via Bridge Road will be signposted.

The information event is taking place at Howard Shopping Centre on Tuesday, 26 November from 15:00 until 19:00.

Passengers and residents will have the chance to speak to representatives from Network Rail and Welwyn Hatfield Council and find out more about the work.

Once the work is completed in late Spring 2020, it will improve passenger experience and better connect the town.

ENDS

Notes to Editors

The information event will take place at Howard Shopping Centre, at the bottom of the escalators near the access to the station.

The Howard Centre
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL8 6HA

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