Improvements to Tenby train station underway

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Wednesday 16th March 2022 7:06 am
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Improvements to Tenby’s train station are underway, with Network Rail contractors beginning work to fully refurbish the exterior of the Grade II listed building.

John Perrett who has taken on station adoption duties at the facility since 2019, said that Network Rail have a have a 7 to 8 week contract to carry out the work, which will focus on the roof, canopy, stone walls and guttering; and finished off in a fresh coat of paint.

“Once they have finished Transport for Wales will be undertaking a deep clean of the platforms, with new replacement signage to be installed, bird proofing measure and again a fresh coat of paint where required,” said Mr. Perrett.

“Installation of a defibrillator and a lift to replace the footbridge have also been confirmed, but no date given as to when these measures will be put in place. Also the platform post box is now back in use,” he continued.

At a recent meeting of Tenby Town Council, Clr. Jim Cornwell who is the representative on the South Pembrokeshire Rail Action Group (SPRAG) told his colleagues that thanks goes to James Nicholls (station management) in securing the improvements for the facility.

He said that they hope to have the project completed in time for Easter and there is a move afoot to establish a group of folk to improve the flower displays.

Clr. Cornwell also noticed that the bulbs that Mr. Perrett had planted were now beginning to show and that the station was looking ‘really smart’ and all was very positive.

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