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Passengers at Eridge railway station in East Sussex will see further improvements at the station have been completed.
As part of a £500k project, the platforms at the station have been refurbished along with the drainage system to help prevent future flooding.
Last year, improvements were made to the footbridge and canopy in a £1.8m upgrade at the station.
The station is on the Uckfield branch of the Oxted line and is served by Southern Trains services. The waiting room at the station is being restored as with help from the Railway Heritage Trust and a grant of £30,000.
The station will be given a heritage feel as it is being painted using the colours of the Spa Valley Railway.
Later this year, Network Rail will be back at Eridge station for accessibility upgrades, as announced last year.
Paul Harwood, regional investment director for Network Rail, said: “We strive to put passengers at the heart of our approach to running the railway, and upgrading the platforms at Eridge station is aimed at giving better journeys to the people who need to travel on this route.”
“Our engineers and contractors have worked in challenging circumstances at Eridge, and these works complement the recent £1.8m upgrade of the footbridge.”
Angie Doll, Managing Director for Southern and Gatwick Express, said: “On behalf of our Eridge customers, we welcome Network Rail’s major investment in the station’s infrastructure. In conjunction with their work, as part of our network-wide, multimillion-pound station improvement programme we’re giving Eridge a full refurbishment inside and out, including a welcoming new heritage-style waiting room, more seating and redecorated toilets. I would also like to say a special thank-you to the local community who we’re working very closely with on the project, and to the Railway Heritage Trust for their important financial support and design advice.”
“If you have to travel during the current coronavirus restrictions, please remember the rules: hands, face, space.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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