St Albans City station in Hertfordshire is located on the Midland Main Line and is served by First Capital Connect on the Thameslink service. It provides access to destinations including London, Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport and Brighton.
Work on the footbridge began on site on 1 April and is scheduled for completion by the end of August 2013.
Robert Marshall, Kier contracts manager, said: “Our brief is to rationalise, refurbish and renew an ageing asset while at the same time minimising future maintenance costs for Network Rail.
“We are also tasked with ensuring the safety and comfort of Network Rail’s customers and minimising disruption to the day-to-day operation of the station and inconvenience to passengers, staff and train crew.”
The scope of works includes: removing the existing GRP cladding to the sides of the footbridge and staircases and installing a new cladding system; replacing the existing roof and installing new UPVC fascia board; installing new floor and stairs; carrying out concrete repairs as required; installing new handrails along both sides of the staircase and footbridge; repairing the existing ceiling and installing new lighting, and incorporating existing services as required; and repainting the footbridge.