- December 18, 2014
- Posted by: Llandaff North Labour
- Category: Latest News
Work has started at Llandaff station
Work has started on the £2.5million improvement scheme at Llandaff station which will make it far more accessible for everybody whether they are on foot, using wheelchairs or pushing children in buggies or prams.
The project includes the installation of a new stepped-footbridge with two lifts which will provide a fully accessible route for travellers to get to Platform 2 to catch Cardiff-bound trains. Network Rail originally hoped to finish work in the spring but, due to engineering difficulties, it is now expected to be completed towards the end of next summer.
The principle contractors working on site alongside Network Rail are Balfour Beatty Rail. They say most of work will be carried out on weekdays and weekends but some night-time work may be needed. Network Rail finished work for the Christmas period on Tuesday, December 23, and will return to site on Monday, January 5, 2015. Maintenance teams may still use the works site during the holiday period to access the railway for emergency work if needed.
Network Rail says the project involves the use of heavy machinery, generators and lighting. “For those living close to the railway, engineering work can be noisy – but we do our best to keep disruption to a minimum,” said a spokesperson.
” We use a range of measures to ensure this, including requiring our employees and contractors to behave considerately towards people who live and work near the railway, positioning lighting and generators away from homes and using quiet equipment where possible.”
The work at Llandaff station is part of a Department for Transport and Welsh Government funded scheme, which will see access improvements to a number of stations across Wales. As well as Llandaff, the £12m programme will deliver enhancements to Chirk, Machynlleth, Radyr and Ystrad Mynach stations.
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