Another station hump installed

July 21, 2009

The fibre-glass “hump” trialled on the low platforms at Harrington (Cumbria) last year is now being tested at a busier, suburban station in St Albans. This is thought to indicate Network Rail’s trial means of affordably raising the level of a platform section worked well enough at a relatively quiet, rural station to be tested in a busier, suburban environment.

Passengers at Walkden will continue to watch the results of Harrington Hump trials with interest, as it is thought to offer our best hope of fixing the historically high and dangerous platform gap at Walkden.

FOWS have written to Network Rail to request that Walkden is prioritised if and when the “hump” is approved for national use.


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