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Upminster station to undergo £800,000 improvement work

PUBLISHED: 10:10 07 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:27 07 June 2018

Work will include completely rebuilding the platform one ticket office and entrance from the station car park.

Work will include completely rebuilding the platform one ticket office and entrance from the station car park.

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Work will include completely rebuilding the platform one ticket office and entrance from the station car park.

Upminster station will undergo an £800,0000 revamp.

Work will include completely rebuilding the platform one ticket office and entrance from the station car park, and is designed to make the station lighter, brighter, and easier for customers to buy their tickets.

Trenitalia-owned train operator c2c will start the three month project next Friday (June 15).

This is the first step in a £17m plan to transform all the stations on the c2c route, with significant upgrades planned for several key stations and improvements made at every station.

c2c managing director Julian Drury said: “This is the first step in our plan to completely transform the quality of service we offer customers at our stations, and to ensure they are ready for the expected growth in passengers over the next decade.

“We’re investing in every element of the station, from upgrading the buildings themselves to improving the facilities available for buying tickets and other modern-day commuter essentials like coffee.”

For the duration of the work at Upminster, customers will still be able to access platform one directly from the car park during the morning peak via the side entrance, to ensure they will not face a detour at the busiest time.

Customers with accessibility requirements will also be able to use an intercom to gain access at any time.

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