VIDEO: Workers dig up pedestrian island put in wrong position at Chichester station

WORKMEN are currently digging up a pedestrian island at the entrance of Chichester Railway Station after it was found to be in the wrong position.

The island was only built in November last year as part of £153,000 worth of works done to the forecourt by West Sussex County Council, designed to make walking and cycling clearer.

The island is currently being repositioned

The island is currently being repositioned

The works caused several weeks of disruptions around the station, and today (Tuesday, March 24), workmen returned to correct the error.

A county council spokesperson said: “The situation is that the pedestrian refuge at the entrance to Chichester Railway Station was incorrectly positioned when it was built by the contractor.

“We have assessed its position and have found that some movements into the station by large vehicles – buses and large HGVs – are impeded, so the contractor is correcting this and repositioning it, as per the designs.”

He said the island only needed rotating by a few degrees to make the junction function correctly and that access in and out of the station would remain open while the works took place.