Work has begun on a £7 million scheme to modernise Rugby’s
The year-long project will see the removal of the old canopy
covering the platforms and the demolition of the top floor of the
In its place will be a new canopy with a modern design. Railtrack
engineers, who are carrying out the work, have promised that the new
structure will fit in sympathetically with the Victorian building.
Work will also be carried out to improve the platform and car park
surfaces, replace fencing and updating electrical supplies.
Builders have moved in to the station to make the area safe before
a 12 week demolition programme begins.
Railtrack spokeswoman Michelle Conaboy said the scheme was part of
a £1 billion refurbishment scheme.
"For some stations that’s little more than a lick of
"We will be replacing the old canopies with new ones that
look far better.
"But the work in Rugby is fairly major. We will be
demolishing the canopies and replacing them because they are
starting to look shabby.
"This will give covered access to platforms at each end of
Miss Conaboy said that the decision was made to demolish the second
floor of the station buildings because they had not been used for
years, and the transformation would allow the new roof to fit in with
She added that work would not begin in earnest until all the
correct safety measures have been taken, as the station would remain
open for business.