How It’s Looking: Sturges Rd


It may make the next Guinness Book of Records for being the longest time to replace a rail overbridge!
And remarkably, Henderson’s Sturges Rd replacement project, begun a year ago and due to finish at Christmas, is still not quite there yet.
Workers are still finishing off the last bits including one of the two pedestrian walkways to the neighbouring station.

At least it’s a much improved railbridge from the old cracked one that used to be there a year ago!




  1. Matt L says:

    It has taken an age to replace and has been really annoying and things moved back to a snails pace after the 2nd lane was opened on the bridge in December. Also they have only just opened up access to Sturges Rd from the Westbound platform this week after closing it for about 2 months meaning people had to walk the long way around to get off.

    Another thing is they have put 2 carparks on the road right next to the station (which has a large park and ride anyway). It would have been better to make this a bus stop and integrate the bus routes so that people getting off the train can walk up to the road and get straight onto a bus if they live a bit further from the station.

  2. Geoff says:

    Both footpaths on the bridge remain unsealed as well. It’s now been 15 months since work began.


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