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Fishergate roadworks: Preston train station entrance to be closed for eight weeks

Posted on - 29th August, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Preston Railway Station, Roads, Transport
The front entrance to the train station is to be closed once work begins

The front entrance to the train station is to be closed once work begins Pic: David

The latest stage of the Fishergate roadworks are due to continue down at the railway station.

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Preston Railway Station’s forecourt is set for work which will use the same materials as the works on Preston’s main shopping street.

Costing £250,000 the scheme is being joint funded by the county council and Virgin Trains who manage the station.

County councillor John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “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.

“We can already see how attractive the city centre will look when the project is complete and, with the forthcoming arrival of major businesses such as Sainsburys and Tesco to Fishergate, we are starting to see the long-term benefits of attracting investment, jobs and prosperity.

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“It’s really important that the £6m announced as part of the recent Lancashire Growth Deal will also enable us to extend the Fishergate scheme up to the bus station.”

New look Fishergate is continuing down to the train station

New look Fishergate is continuing down to the train station

The front entrance of the station is to be closed for eight weeks once the work begins on Monday 1 September.

Harry Dunning, Station Manager from Virgin Trains, said: “Preston Station is one of the key gateways to the city, with a long and proud history, and this work will hel p present its best face to the world. These improvements will help make both the city centre and the station more attractive for visitors to Preston. During this period of works our station teams will be on hand to ensure that our customers still have easy access both in and out of the station.”

What do you think of the work? Will it affect you? Let us know in the comments below

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