Railway plaza work underway

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WORK is back underway at Skegness Railway Station to landscape the site of the demolished trainmaster’s house.

The building was razed to the ground earlier this year after it was deemed too expensive to restore to working order.

Since then the site has stood empty. But work is now underway on phase three of the work, which will create a ‘plaza’ area on the site.

Anita Ruffle, Transport Manager at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Phase three of thework involves creating a plaza area outside the station which will involve seating, landscaping, sculptural features on a seaside theme and the central feature is likely to be the Jolly Fisherman.

“The idea is to provide a better space both inside and outside the station for people and visitors to Skegness and improve the transport interchange with the bus station.

“It is hoped the work will be finished by Christmas.”

The work is being carried out in partnership with Network Rail and East Midlands Trains.

The final cost of the demolition and landscaping work is expected to cost around £450,000, which has been secured from the East Midlands Development Fund.