Well a lot actually!! Over the Christmas and New Year period Storyrail the contractors for Network Rail have continued to work nearly every night on the renovations to the platform and Canopy. There is now a most impressive new platform consisting of hexagonal grey paving blocks stretching the whole length of the platform along with new edging stones and tactile strip - many deserved compliments about the quality of the workmanship and the overall appearance. Clearly this work has caused a lot of noise in the nearby neighbourhood at night but Simon has hit on the solution of ear plugs to ensure a good night's sleep! Karen from Network Rail and Chris from Storyrail are managing the project well.
Attention has now turned to the Canopy which has not been painted in years! Part of it has now been painted and repairs to the roof, woodwork and guttering are well in hand. New beading to the entrance doors is now in place as befits the station's conservation status. Now that Simon has relocated his camera we hope to share some of these improvements with you soon! We are in particular looking forward to the reglazing which should make the Canopy a lot lighter! The seats returned today and by 10.00 Neil had already asked one person to sit properly - please!! New luminaries - lights in normal parlance! - have arrived for the heads of the platform lights.
We are grateful to Karen and Chris for allowing us to put up our usual Christmas Decorations in the midst of all this work.