halifax_sm The Railway Heritage Trust has funded the restoration of heritage features at Halifax Station in conjunction with Network Rail’s National Stations Improvement Programme works. The Trust gave a grant of £125,000 towards the £2,475,000 cost of the works to the Grade II listed building. The works included structural strengthening, repair or refurbishment of timber and metal work to the canopies and footbridge, new glazing and lighting, asbestos removal and repainting. Of particular note is the painting of the cast roses in the station canopy— Lancashire’s red for the Manchester-bound platform, and Yorkshire’s white for trains to Leeds. The principal contractor for the works was May Gurney of York. Railway Heritage Trust Executive Director, Andy Savage, said ‘The Trust is delighted to have contributed to improving the passenger environment in this historic station in a way that also brings out the heritage features so well.’

20 April 2010

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