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Old 14th March 2017, 17:38   #1
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Default Footbridge at Llanfairpwll

My local station, the one with the long name and short platforms, is getting a new or refurbished footbridge.

I finally thought to take some photos this morning on my way into Bangor.

Temporary Footbridge from the carpark to platform 2:

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Old 14th March 2017, 17:46   #2
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The old footbridge is gone. There had been temporary fencing at the edges. My guess is the old bridge was unsafe.

New or renovated bridge is going in:

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Old 14th March 2017, 20:05   #3
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It's quite possible that it'll be renovated. Something similar happened at Penmaenmawr last year.
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Press release saying work completed. Does it have electrification clearance?



Work to upgrade the footbridge at Llanfairpwll station on the North Wales coastline has been completed as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, to deliver a bigger and better railway for passengers.

The footbridge, which is over 100 years old, was temporarily removed earlier this year, to undergo a £395,000 upgrade, including specialist refurbishment works and repairs at the Centregreat Rail workshop in Cardiff. Engineers completed maintenance repairs and cleaned, strengthened and painted the footbridge.

The stairways were kept in place and covered while they were shot-blasted, primed and re-decorated, in preparation for the return of the refurbished landing. New white palisade fencing was also installed at the station.

Llanfairpwll station is a popular tourist attraction due to the extended name it is often known by, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch; which translates to ‘St. Mary’s Church in the hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the red cave’. People visit the station to take photographs of the famous sign and often use it as a starting point to explore Anglesey and the North Wales coast.

Andy Thomas, route managing director for Network Rail Wales, said, “Working with our partners at Arriva Trains Wales, we were keen to complete the work during the winter and spring in order to cause minimal disruption, as Llanfairpwll is a popular tourist destination.

“Passengers and members of the public will be able to enjoy the use of a much improved, safer footbridge at the station, following the completion of this work as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan.

“We would like to thank the community for their patience while we completed this essential upgrade.”

A temporary footbridge was constructed at the station for passengers while the upgrade work was undertaken.
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Old 21st April 2017, 12:09   #5
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Originally Posted by snowball View Post
Press release saying work completed. Does it have electrification clearance?
It is the same height as before. I don't know but I'd guess not.

There are several old stone bridges on Angelsey that could be a problem for electrification.
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