KING’S LYNN: Rail station to make improvements this spring
While improvements to the Ely North junctions will not be completed until 2014, commuters can look forward to seeing plenty of changes to West Norfolk’s rail stations.
According to the Office of Rail Regulations, a total of 821,772passengers travelled through Lynn’s rail station between April 2010 and April 2011.
This spring, Lynn’s station will be getting a makeover when plans to repair and resurface the platform are put into action.
Roger Perkins, from First Capital Connect, said: “We have made significant improvements to our stations and have more on the way.”
Rails users can look forward to seeing repairs to the brickwork of the station and refreshed platform canopies before the station is repainted in the original heritage colours.
The installation of improved LED platform lighting will make the area safer and brighter for commuters leaving early in the morning or returning late at night.
There will also be a series of local history exhibition boards displayed along the platform walls to welcome visitors to the area.
Finally, a new help point will be positioned at the old side gate to assist customers with disabilities or heavy luggage. This is expected to be installed in February when work begins on improving the station.
Refurbishment of the station is expected to be completed by May.
At Downham’s rail station, improvements have already started with the installation of new lights to help make the station safer and to improve the environment for commuters.
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