Railway station footbridge to be dismantled this weekend

The official start of construction on the new Northampton Railway Station.
The official start of construction on the new Northampton Railway Station.

The footbridge at Northampton’s railway station will be dismantled on Sunday.

The work is part of the £20m redevelopment of the site and the replacement will be wider, more suitable for the amount of people using it and directly connected to the new station.

Chris Garden, director of regeneration at West Northamptonshire Development Corporation said: “The old footbridge was out of date and at capacity during peak times of travel.

“Its removal marks an important stage in the construction programme as we make way for a much improved crossing.

“The new footbridge will be emblematic of the overall station development - providing more space a better travel experience.”

Its removal has been scheduled to coincide other engineering work already due to take place on the line.

On Sunday, there will be rail replacement buses operating between Northampton and London Euston.

For more information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.londonmidland.com.