Aesthetic gap ‘bridged’

February 19, 2013 10:21 AM

Thanks to the campaign by Wallington Councillors and Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington, the Wallington Railway Bridge has been given a new lease of life.

The campaign to improve the appearance of the bridge has forced the National Rail to repaint the bridge, and the work has now been completed.

Tom said:

"I am happy to see that the campaign has been a success. The paintwork has made a great difference "

"The bridge is an important landmark in the local area, but had been neglected for years. Thanks to our Councillors, it is no longer an eyesore in the town."

The Wallington Railway Bridge had been largely neglected for almost a decade, with a faded advertisement painted on it, for almost as long as anyone remembers. The campaign launched by local Councillors Jayne McCoy, Monica Coleman and Colin Hall called for Network Rail to repaint the bridge

Tom added:

"This is yet another example of the hard work by our Councillors having a real positive impact on Wallington."

The Liberal Democrat Councillor for Wallington South Jayne McCoy said:

"Local residents were quick to point out that the poor state of the bridge was a sharp contrast to the improved look of Wallington thanks to the refurbishment works, and we agreed! Thanks to the support of the community we have been able to convince Network Rail to improve the look of the bridge."

Tom and Jayne would like to thank everyone who signed the 'Paint the Bridge' petition. Local resident Gregory with Tom Brake MP and Councillor Jane McCoy checking out the rail bridge new paintwork

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