Shrewsbury’s main railway bridge is to be given a £1.8 million facelift, Network Rail’s regional boss has announced.
The viaduct over the River Severn at the station is to be grit-blasted and undergo repair and refurbishment work.
Long-lasting paint with a life of 25 years will also be applied to the bridge.
Mark Langman, Wales route managing director for the company, said no start date had yet been set for the work, but the job would be completed by March 2014.
He announced the overhaul at Shrewsbury Railway Station yesterday.
The work follows the refurbishment of the Castle Foregate railway bridge, which took place throughout October.
Mr Langman said: “We are just working through the details. It has to be done by 2014, so work will start in the next year.
“We have a programme that is ongoing and we want to keep all of our stations in tip-top condition.”
He also announced that a £22 million signalling improvement project on the Shrewsbury-Crewe line was now nearing completion after two years of work.
The Network Rail boss said the project was on course to be completed by December 10 and should mean more reliable journeys for passengers.