Hereford & Worcester

Worcester Foregate Street railway station set for revamp

An artist's impression of Worcester Foregate Street railway station
Image caption The council said the station serves over one million rail passengers each year

Work to improve Worcester Foregate Street railway station is due to start.

It will include new canopies in the entrances, upgrading the customer information system, automatic doors and a complete subway renovation.

In February, the station's 1860 railway bridge reopened after Network Rail spent more than £1m to preserve it.

The council said that the work is expected to be complete in the Autumn and updates will be sent via Twitter.

'Short term disruption'

The facelift is part of Worcestershire County Council's wider Worcester Transport Strategy, which aims to cut congestion.

Peter Blake, the council's head of integrated transport, said that the upgrade will cause some "short-term disruption" as each entrance will be closed separately for a period of the work.

The Worcester Foregate Street Station project has been developed in partnership with London Midland and Network Rail and will be carried out by contractors Buckingham Group Contracting Limited (BGCL).

The group will also be delivering the Malvern Link Station improvements, which is due to start.

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