The Anonymous Widower

First Order In For Revolutionary Modular Railway Footbridge

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on New Civil Engineer.

Greater Anglia seem to have ordered the footbridge for Stowmarket station, without seeing a real one.

A prototype is also being installed at the former Widmerspool station on the Old Dalby Test Track.

I wrote about the proposed footbridge at Stowmarket in Stowmarket Station To Go Step-Free.

June 1, 2022 - Posted by | Design, Transport/Travel | , , , , ,


  1. As footbridges go, that is an impressive carbuncle on the face of Frederick Barnes’s Jacobean-style station of 1849, heritage listed in 1972. Inappropriate doesn’t even begin to describe this horribly out-of-place object. In another context (across a motorway leading to a shopping centre or retail park) it would be acceptable; attached to one of TfL’s miserable grey stations it would fit in nicely. But here….? Really!

    Comment by Stephen Spark | June 1, 2022 | Reply

  2. However a great improvement on what is already there-a totally undistinguished object in itself.

    Comment by Hugh Steavenson | June 2, 2022 | Reply

  3. As Diss and Needham Market stations are not step-free, the bridge will probably get more use than appears obvious at first.

    Comment by AnonW | June 2, 2022 | Reply

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