Earlsfield Station’s two railway bridges have been given a much-needed facelift. The bridges have been cleaned and repainted in an attractive heritage-style railway green – and at the council’s request – the name of the station has been stencilled on both bridges to recreate their original Victorian-era appearance.
Now new pigeon proof netting is being installed underneath both structures to protect pedestrians underneath. The work has been carried out by Network Rail as the culmination of a long-standing campaign to smarten the bridges, which are a prominent landmark feature in this part of the borough.
To help get the project off the ground the council provided £100,000 towards the overall cost of the scheme.