Andrew has received an update from Network Rail regarding work to improve Goole’s subways.
Andrew explains, “As residents will be aware, I have been working closely with Network Rail to address the long-running flooding issues in the subways at Goole level crossing.
“While tens of thousands of pounds worth of investment has been made in recent years to enhance the drainage of the subways and mitigate flooding risks, these efforts have always served as interim solutions. The long-term ambition for the subways has been to abandon the existing Victorian-era infrastructure and introduce a whole new, modern system, featuring two separate sumps within each subway.
“Network Rail has allocated over £1 million for this new drainage system, and I have been informed that the final designs are currently undergoing a review process. Upon their approval, Network Rail will be in a position to provide an accurate timeline for delivery. However, in the meantime, they have provided assurance that the project is fully financed and slated for construction in the upcoming financial year (2024/25).
“I will be meeting with Network Rail again in the near future to view the plans, and I will make sure to keep residents updated.”