Wednesday 11 Jan 2017
Residents invited to find out more about Truro station upgrade
Residents in Cornwall are being invited to find out more about a four month plan to upgrade Truro station after work started on Monday (9 January).
The essential work is being delivered as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan and involves the repair of the canopies and steelwork structure on platform 3 and 4 as well as a complete redecoration. This will provide a more attractive station for passengers as well as well as being more resilient as the existing structure approached the end of its lifespan.
The upgrade will be completed in May and involves day and night time work with train services unaffected throughout the work.
Residents are invited to a public engagement event at the Railway Tavern, which is the old GWR social club, on Station Road, Truro on Friday, 13 January between 6pm and 7.30pm where they can find out more about the upgrade.
Stephen Jones, senior asset engineer at Network Rail, said: “The repair of the platform canopies at Truro station are part of our five year planned maintenance programme. The works include the repair of the steelwork structure, the renewal of the timber ‘dagger boards’ along the canopy eaves and complete redecoration.
“The works have been planned to minimise inconvenience to passengers and station users with certain works being undertaken overnight when the station is closed. The works will not affect train services and the station will be open as normal throughout the contract.”
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We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
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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