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New entrances at Bath Spa railway station due to open

West entrance at Bath Spa railway station
Image caption First said the entrances will mean less congestion in the ticket office

Several new pedestrian entrances to Bath Spa railway station are due to open at the weekend.

A revamp to the 170-year-old station will see a "restoration of a number of historic architectural features".

As part of the scheme, new entrances will be opened at the west and south sides of the station.

Sarah McManus, from First Great Western, said there would be "at least a 50% reduction" in congestion in the ticket office because of the changes.

In the next few weeks, scaffolding on the front of the station will be taken down where the canopy has been cleaned and windows re-glazed.

Other improvements planned at the station include new toilets and outside there will be improved drop-off points and additional parking spaces.

A goods lift is also being converted to passenger use.

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