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Great Western Railway

Network Rail are currently making much needed improvements to your local station, Farnborough North. These improvements are aimed at improving both safety and accessibility for all.

The project’s main aims are to install a new footbridge with lifts to the station and permanently close the level crossing at this station. Not only will these changes remove the obvious risks involved with crossing the track but will also stop the vehicular through road (which is being diverted), thereby reducing the pedestrian / vehicle interface at the station entrance.

The new lifts will mean that the station will now be fully accessible to those unable to utilise the stairs or traverse the level crossing unaided.

The works are in full swing and are scheduled for completion in time to enter the new facilities into service by the Autumn Term.

Network Rail are monitoring the works carefully, ensuring that the station remains safe and they would ask all who use the station to please be mindful of the narrow platform width, especially during the works where there is some hoarding erected. They would also like to remind passengers to make use of the entire length of the platform to prevent persons having to cross the yellow line in order to find a space to await / disembark the train.

There are some non-stopping services that pass through the station at high speed and therefore remaining behind the yellow line is critical to ensure the health and safety of passengers and staff.

If you would like more information on the works taking place or have any non-urgent comments, queries or issues to raise, then please get in contact: verity.jones@gwr.com

FOR EMERGENCIES AFFECTING THE SAFETY OF THE LINE OR OTHER THREAT TO LIFE, PLEASE USE THE EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS DISPLAYED ON THE WORKSITE AND HOARDING AT THE STATION AS WELL AS 999 IF APPROPRIATE.

Network Rail would like to thank you for continuing to utilise their station and for your help in building a culture of safe sustainable travel.

See this poster reminding those using the station to remain behind the yellow line to ensure everyone’s safety.

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