Improvement works underway at Westgate railway station

Works at Westgate station Photo John Horton

Network Rail has started  improvement works for the replacement of a footbridge at Westgate on Sea railway station.

The works are due to be completed by the end of May/beginning of June. Major works will be undertaken during night time hours from approximately 10pm until 7am and during the day from approximately7am to 4pm.

Staff are expected to be on site 24 hours carrying out other works that can be done while the station is open.  They will also be working during line closures at weekends.

The schedule for the main works to the footbridge are:

11-12 January – Installing sheet piles

8-9 February – Building the foundations for the footbridge

22-23 February – Installing the new footbridge

24 February – 13 March- General finishing works

23-24 May – Removal of old footbridge

30 May – 7 June – Completion works and de-mobilising

There will be a road closure on Station Road on February 22-23 and May 16-17.

The work is the final stage of a three phase project started last year.

For questions or concerns visit or telephone 24-hour National Helpline on 03457 114141.

Details with thanks to Gill Gray

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