A PASSENGER footbridge at a railway station is set to be pulled down.

Network Rail will carry out the work at Didcot Parkway station between 6am and 6pm this Sunday.

It comes after the opening of a new footbridge to serve the multi-storey car park at the station on December 4.

A temporary scaffold footbridge to the north of the platforms will now be removed as it is no longer needed.

Neighbours have been informed of the works and a crane is being brought on to the site with the bridge set to be removed in sections.

The central parts will be lifted out first, followed by the staircases.

The station will be closed throughout the day and trains between London and Oxford will not call at Didcot Parkway, instead diverting to Twyford, near Reading.

Multi-million pound improvement works are ongoing at the station with the new car park and footbridge the latest projects to be completed.

The £20million new facility, replacing the former car park in Foxhall Road, has increased the number of car parking spaces at the station by more than 65 per cent to 1,800.