Upminster station's £800,000 refurb completed
PUBLISHED: 13:04 07 December 2018
Upminster Station’s £800,000 refurb of its lower ticket office has finally been completed.
Passengers will now benefit from a new ticket office, waiting room and coffee shop on platform one, and the entrance to the station from the car park and bus stop has been totally revamped.
Work by rail providers Trenitalia c2c finished today (Friday, December 7) and the new coffee shop will be opening soon.
C2c also has further plans for the station, including a project to modernise the station’s main entrance, plus installing new ticket machines.
Last month c2c also submitted an application to the Department for Transport’s Access for All fund to improve accessibility to platform six, the only platform at the station without a lift which provides the town with a railway link to Romford.
C2c managing director Julian Drury said: “We hope our customers at Upminster agree this project has hugely improved the look and feel of the facilities available to them.
“This is the first step in our three-year plan to completely transform the quality of service we offer at our stations, and to ensure they are ready for the expected growth in passenger numbers over the next decade.”
Julia Lopez, MP for Hornchurch and Upminster, said: “Since my election I have been campaigning for improvements at Upminster Station, such as the installation of train departure information screens for District Line services, and I was very happy to work with c2c in applying for Access for All funding to improve accessibility to Platform 6.
“I welcome the improvements that this refurbishment offers to passengers at Upminster Station.”
This project is the first step in c2c’s £18m plan to transform local stations.
This includes significant upgrades at a number of key stations, including Fenchurch Street and Barking, and improvements being made at every single station.