The refurbishment and repair work to Abergavenny station footbridge has been completed (Friday 26 July 2019) and residents and passengers have been warmly thanked for their understanding and patience during this essential work.
The project to restore the footbridge to its former glory involved two phases. The first phase of work included the removal of the lattice section bridge span and the renewal of the deck walkway with an anti-slip surface.
The second phase of work, which started in December 2018, involved the removal and refurbishment of the solid parapet span of the bridge (the section connecting platforms 1 and 2). Work also took place to repair and refurbish the trestle support columns and staircases, in addition to reducing the visibility of cabling. The final piece of work involved renewing the footbridge on platform 2 that links the platform to the A465 section of land.
The project involved a significant amount of the footbridge being removed and transported to a workshop in Cardiff for specialist refurbishment.
Bill Kelly, Network Rail’s route director for Wales and Borders, said: “I would like to thank the local community and station users for being so understanding during the delivery of this repair and refurbishment work.
“Abergavenny Station is a very important station in our network, with key links to north Wales and the north west of England and is the gateway station for many visiting the nearby Brecon Beacons.
“The refurbishment of Abergavenny Station footbridge was essential, as it had reached the end of its serviceable life. The station now looks far more attractive and inviting to passengers and the community.”