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MP to visit Carlisle Railway Station’s newly refurbished roof

Carlisle Station

[C]arlisle MP, John Stevenson, will be visiting Carlisle Railway Station on Friday 4th August, following its complex £9.5m roof refurbishment.

Built in 1847, the Grade II* listed building had begun to show the effects of time, as its steel roof trusses had sagged causing a number of glazing panels to break.

Funding made available by Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to replace the roof covering with a single ply ETFE glazing system aims to reduce the weight on the existing structural trusses so as to minimise any further sagging and to provide flexibility to allow the existing structure to ‘breathe’.

John said: “Carlisle station is a very historic building and it is great to see that its roof has been receiving the level of maintenance required to protect it for many more years to come.

“It is encouraging that the work carried out has addressed the issues whilst retaining the building’s original architectural aesthetic.

“I am glad that the train journeys of Carlisle residents and visitors will now be much improved as a result of this work.”

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