Station upgrade plans for festival

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A Fylde coast railway station is set for an upgrade before thousands of music lovers visit the area for a major festival.

The plans for Lytham Station will see the concourse rejuvenated with new planters and signs brought in to improve the first impression for thousands of visitors ahead of LythamFestival in August.

Fylde Council is working alongside local businessmen on the plans.

The project was welcomed by Fylde MP Mark Menzies, who visited the station with Lytham Coun Brenda Blackshaw.

He said: “It is always great to see a community coming together to work on a project like this, which will benefit many, many people in the area.

“For a large number of people, the station is the first thing they see when they come into Lytham so I am always pleased to hear when improvements are being made.

“At the moment the station is looking pretty drab on the town side of the platform, especially since the opposite platform has benefited from new community gardens.”

This year’s Lytham Festival is from August 2 to 9 and is headlined by pop band McBusted.

Around 50,000 people are expected to visit Lytham across the week-long extravaganza.