Railway passengers reminded about upcoming Fareham station closure

RAIL passengers are reminded that major work at Fareham railway station is set to get under way this Saturday.

Wednesday, 19th October 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:22 pm

The line through Fareham is set to close for nine days from Saturday until October 31 to allow Network Rail to replace nine sets of points and 240 metres of track.

The station will benefit from a £1m upgrade as part of the works that will see a resurfaced forecourt, improved station access, a new accessible toilet on the island platform and upgrades to the existing island platform toilets.

Colum Cavanagh, director of route asset management at Network Rail said: ‘The work at Fareham will deliver another slice of our railway upgrade plan, providing a better railway for the growing numbers of passengers in Hampshire.

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‘The points we’re renewing are heavily used and are 
at the end of their design 
life, so by replacing them 
we’ll be ensuring the 
long-term reliability and resilience of the railway for passengers.’

‘Due to the scale of the work we will need to close the railway for a week, so this is case of some short-term disruption which will result in longer-term benefits and I’d like to remind passengers to check before they travel.