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Platform lengthening is complete

March 25, 2012

The extended platform at Walkden, looking east to the new section (beyond the planters)

The platform lengthening work at Walkden is now complete with a bright, broad expanse of red-brick surface stretching away toward the signal box. The platform is now long enough to comfortable accommodate 4-carriage trains, and the surface level is very slightly higher than the older section, making boarding and alighting a little bit easier on the new section.

It’s rumoured that when the work at Swinton station is complete the engineers will be back to relay the oldest section of platform (beyond the canopy, where the FOWS planters are) with red-brick.

Meanwhile FOWS are preparing a bid for some new planters to add a bit of visual interest to the enlarged platform space.

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