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STATION DEVELOPMENT: New footbridge will improve station access for passengers in St Albans 

 Published on: 12th September 2020   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A second footbridge will be built at Albans City station which will benefit commuters by helping passengers get on and off the platforms more easily.

This comes after the Secretary of State for Transport announced a £6.4m scheme to build the footbridge.

Work on the bridge is due to start early 2021 and be completed by January 2022.

This bridge is seen as essential as St Albans City is Thameslink’s busiest station north of London with more than 7.5 million people passing through in the 12 months to April 2019.

Thameslink customer services director, Jenny Saunders said: “This second footbridge will be an added, real bonus for commuters, saving them time queuing to get on and off the platforms, in particular the central island platform, which becomes very crowded in normal times.”

The bridge will be developed working alongside Network Rail.

Stephen Hind, head of business development for Network Rail, said: “The footbridge will bring significant benefits for passengers. It will reduce crowding in the station at peak times and make it easier for rail users to move around the station and access the platforms.

“We are looking forward to starting work on site early next year when work has also been completed to improve passenger facilities.”

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