Worcester Park railway bridge looking miles better after a lick of paint from Network Rail

Spot the difference: Halfway through the job

Spot the difference: Halfway through the job

First published in News Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Sutton

One of the main entrances to Sutton has finally been given a facelift after years of negotiation between Network Rail and the council.

Worcester Park railway bridge is seen by thousands of motorists a day passing in and out of the borough.

The bridge gradually became an eyesore of the years after it was tagged by graffiti vandals, and its painted grey finish started to fade.

Worcester Park station owners Network Rail worked with Sutton Council to remove the graffiti, and have now completed the makeover.

It runs above Central Road in Worcester Park, which was closed while the work took place last week.

Traffic was rerouted as a result of the closure. 

A Network Rail spokesperson said: "The biggest difficulty we have when it comes to repairing or working on rail over road bridges is getting a road closure, and the council worked with us to secure one.

"We are pleased that in this instance the bridge is back to looking good again and we hope that it stays that way."

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