Recently Network Rail engineers were conducting strengthening works and safety checks on the footbridge at Claygate Railway Station. Whilst conducting these works, faults with the structure were identified that required Network Rail to put the bridge under an emergency closure.
Currently, Network Rail are working alongside contractors to determine what the best option is for the footbridge and access platform to platform.
The current diversion is 8 minutes (0.4 miles), via Hare Lane. There is signage that has been put in place to help people get across both platforms.
Whilst Network Rail have not yet confirmed a reopen date as they carry out further assessments, I will be keeping in close contact with them to relay the concerns of local residents and work to getting the footbridge reopened as soon as possible.
Improving local rail services is part of My Plan for Esher and Walton constituency. Please take a few minutes to give me your views at the link below.
If you have any questions or concerns I can relay to Network Rail regarding the footbridge closure, or if I can assist with any other matter, please do not hesitate to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.