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Thomas Armstrong wins Tyneside heritage rail contract

11 May 16 Thomas Armstrong (Construction) has won a contract at Alston Station as part of a multi-million-pound development being funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

The company will be working with South Tynedale Railway on the project to refurbish the train repair shed at Alston. The railway follows the former route of British Rail’s Haltwhistle to Alston branch line.

Externally, the work includes over cladding, new windows and doors. Inside, Armstrong’s work includes a new mezzanine floor and welfare facilities, a new structural screed, the formation of a new inspection pit and associated M&E.  In addition there will be some new fencing, gates, footpaths and bases for mechanical plant.

Work will start on 23 May 2016 and take approximately 23 weeks. Once work is completed, visitors will be able to view restoration work carried out by the railway at close hand.

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