Nuneaton railway station’s ‘major’ £4m upgrade works completed

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 5 September 2021

A MAJOR revamp of Nuneaton railway station’s passenger footbridge and historic station clock has been completed.

(Image: Network Rail)

£4 million of funding was put towards the renovation by Network Rail, who invested a total of £4m into the bridge overhaul and the repointing of the brickwork on the station’s clock tower, which was built back in 1915.

The newly-completed works on the bridge include a complete repaint and refresh of the interior walkway, a new roof, new windows and ‘essential’ maintenance to the lifts.

Maintenance teams working on the project ensured that the improvements were carried out in phases, so that the footbridge could remain open to passengers who needed to use them throughout.

James Dean, Network Rail’s West Coast South Route Managing Director, thanked commuters for their patience whilst the works have been taking place over the past few months.

He said:Thanks to everyone for being patient while we were working on the bridge, lifts and much-loved clock tower.

“I am delighted we’re seeing more and more people coming back to use the railway and making the most of the upgraded bridge.

“This work is all part of our commitment to build back better from the pandemic and encourage passengers to return to rail travel once again.” 

Lawrence Bowman, Customer Experience Director for London Northwestern Railway, who operate the station, said: “These welcome improvements will make a real difference for our customers using Nuneaton station.

“The completion of the work comes at a great time, with more and more people returning to the railway as we go the extra mile to welcome people back on board.”

Marcus Jones, MP for Nuneaton, said: “I’m delighted that the work to transform the bridge and historic clock has now been completed.

“This significant public investment has not just improved the experience of passengers, but it has also greatly improved the first impression for visitors to our area.

“As people return to travelling on the railway they will definitely notice the positive improvement to our main railway station.”

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