OREANDA-NEWS. The footbridge, which is over 100 years-old, was removed earlier this year, to undergo specialist refurbishment works and repairs at the Centregreat Rail workshop in Cardiff. Engineers completed maintenance repairs, fitted a new foot deck, installed secondary handrails across the footbridge, repainted it and installed new energy efficient LED lighting.

A temporary footbridge was installed at the station for passengers while the upgrade work was finished.

Chris Wildy, works delivery manager at Network Rail Wales, said: "Passengers and members of the public will be able to enjoy the use of a much improved, safer footbridge at the station following the completion of this work as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan.

“We would like to thank the community for their patience while we completed this essential upgrade.” 

Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.65bn journeys by rail every year and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We employ 36,000 people across Britain and work round-the-clock, each and every day, to provide a safe, reliable railway.