End of an era for Skegness rail station

Station demolition 1
Station demolition 1
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DEMOLITION work at Skegness Rail Station stepped up a gear as bulldozers began tearing down dilapidated old buildings.

Historic structures that had welcomed millions of visitors to the town during its ascendency as a seaside resort were reduced to rubble last Wednesday.

The works form a part of Network Rail’s £21million renewal of the stretch of track between Boston and Skegness and improvements to the station that had been neglected since it first opened in 1873.

Once the debris has been cleared the space will be landscaped with opportunities for further development in the future. Tourist leaders have welcomed the investment which they hope will provide holidaymakers with a more attractive first impression of the town.

Skegness Civic society had previously campaigned for station refurbishments which would have preserved some of the old buildings such as the Station Master’s House.

However with legal and financial issues intervening it is supportive of the improvements in preference of leaving the buildings neglected indefinitely.