Railwayman remembered at bridge

Railwayman remembered at bridge

Meryl White and Dorothy Stott met representatives from Network Rail and Northern Rail to open the new footbridge at Bolton upon Dearne.

Their dad Fred Abson was station master there from 1950 until 1968.

The bridge is the first of several to replace dangerous pedestrian level crossings at Yorkshire stations.

Kevin Preece, area general manager for Network Rail, said: "This crossing had a history of misuse with pedestrians dashing across the tracks while the warning lights were showing - obviously incredibly dangerous.

"This is the first in a programme of works to replace such crossings with footbridges."

Mr Abson's daughters said: "Our father was dedicated to the railway all his life. He was well respected in the railway industry and in Bolton-upon-Dearne. We are delighted with his memorial."

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