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« Reply #75 on: July 13, 2019, 04:04:49 pm »

Yes, I think they may well have ended up building the new bridge anyway and then keeping the old one, possibly as without access to the island platform, but it would have been a difficult ask to modify it sympathetically, and it might have ended up looking hideous!

The new one looks hideous, totally out of character with such a lovely old station  Sad
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« Reply #76 on: July 14, 2019, 10:59:58 am »

The new one looks hideous, totally out of character with such a lovely old station  Sad

I tend to disagree I think it's the OLE (Overhead Line Equipment, more often "OHLE") that's out of keeping not the new footbridge which  is now tucked away at the East end.
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« Reply #77 on: July 15, 2019, 10:11:55 am »

It looks fine to me.

A modern facility with protection from the elements, a nice wide deck considering the footfall of the station, and (most importantly) lifts, which will make the station available for use by all.  For me, the biggest issue is that it will be a bit further to walk if you alight at the other end of the platform, as the original bridge was nicely positioned in the centre.
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