Canopy refurbishment nears completion

Refurbishment works on a number of glazed canopies at a railway facility in Yorkshire have almost been completed.

Online resource the Telegraph and Argus notes that infrastructure operator and owner Network Rail has closed a section of Ilkley station in recent months while work was carried out to the glass structure.

Panes of glass in the canopies over both platforms have now been replaced, they have been repainted and new light fittings have been installed.

Nets have now been placed beneath the glazed canopies to prevent bird from perching beneath them and potentially causing further damage.

The work took place after complaints were made about the aesthetics of the station and the danger of falling broken glass.

Elsewhere in the Yorkshire and Lancashire region, it was recently reported by the Huddersfield Daily Examiner that a number of large glazed canopies were fitted outside a restaurant building at Boundary Mills retail outlet in Colne.