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Preston railway station roadworks finish a week behind schedule

Posted on - 5th November, 2014 - 8:50am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
Preston Station's new look entrance

Preston Station’s new look entrance

The front entrance of Preston railway station has been re-opened with its new look walkways.

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Nine weeks of roadworks contributed to gridlock through the city centre as new paving was laid.

Taxis were forced to rank elsewhere as the front strip down to the station was shut off during the works.

The works were due to finish on Monday 27 October but overran by a week as workers struggled to finish on time.

A Lancashire County Council spokesman said: “Benches, streetlights and planters will be put in at the end of the November.”

The station works ran over by a week, fencing was still up on Saturday and Sunday

The station works ran over by a week, fencing was still up on Saturday and Sunday

Costing £250,000 the scheme is being joint funded by the county council and Virgin Trains who manage the station. It is part of the wider Fishergate scheme which has created a new shared space along Preston’s main shopping street.

County councillor John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said in August when the works started: “This latest phase of work will create a really attractive entrance to Preston for the hundreds of thousands of people who arrive by train every year.”

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