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Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017
The new structure will be constructed next to existing bridge and although lifts are not being installed as part of this programme, the bridge design will make provision for this to happen in the future. This project is part of wider work on the Shotts line being delivered by Network Rail ahead of the electrification of the route by 2019.
Pedestrian access will be maintained between platforms over the existing footbridge throughout the works during station opening times though will be closed at night to enable work on the new bridge – which will be located immediately to the west of the current structure.
The project will be delivered from a site compound which will be established adjacent to the station car park and will see the new footbridge constructed during the next six months starting on Monday June 5. It replaces the existing bridge which will be removed after the new structure has been opened.
Work will be a combination of both day and night shifts with day shift (7.30am – 6pm) works ongoing throughout the project. Night shift works will take place on Saturdays (11pm to 9am) and Sunday to Thursday from 8pm to 6am.
Mak Kader, Network Rail programme manager, said “This new bridge will enhance the amenity of the station and the design offers the potential to install lifts in the future to deliver full accessibility.”
The work at Addiewell station is being delivered by contractor Bam Nuttal on behalf of Network Rail.
Source:- Network Rail
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