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St Albans City station’s new footbridge now benefitting passengers

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A brand-new footbridge is now helping to ease congestion at Thameslink’s busiest train station north of London, St Albans City.

Daisy Cooper MP and Council leader Chris White joined representatives from Network Rail as well as Thameslink’s Managing Director, Tom Moran at the station today (Friday 10 February) to see the new footbridge which opened to passengers on 31 January 2023.

Almost 4 million journeys are made to, from or through St Albans City station every year. The multi-million-pound investment will make it easier for passengers to switch platforms, especially during busy times.

Gary Walsh, East Midlands Route Director for Network Rail said: “At such a busy station, this brand-new footbridge will create much-needed space and help more passengers enjoy travelling by train.

“Our industry partners, passengers and stakeholders have been central to delivering this important project and I’m grateful for their support.”

Thameslink and Great Northern Managing Director Tom Moran said: “We’ve transformed St Albans station over the last few years to improve the experience for our passengers.

“We now have new retail stores, improved toilets, additional cycle facilities with increased security and a wider entrance to help passenger flows through the Ridgmont Road entrance.

“This second footbridge is yet another substantial improvement that will really help commuters by making it quicker and easier to get from one side of the station to the other – particularly from the central ‘island’ platform.”

Photo credit: Network Rail

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