Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Uplifting Site

The new lifts and raised covered walkway at the station took a major step forward over the weekend as these two lift shaft frames were lowered into place on Saturday night. The work is set to be completed in late April with the current pedestrian bridge set to be demolished after that. I would have thought two pedestrian bridges are better than one but apparently it is cheaper to bulldoze the old bridge than to keep it maintained. Whooda Thunkit?

According to Ali, the gentleman running the current project, they try to do all their major works at night at the weekends when it is less disruptive if they need to close the line to trains. However there are around a dozen people on site during the week doing the groundwork and getting things ready for the major work to be done while the rest of us are usually snoozing in our warm beds.