The Mayor of St. Edmundsbury, Councillor Christopher Spicer will officially open the newly upgraded station facilities at Bury St. Edmunds on Friday 20 January.
The £150k station upgrade has been delivered by operator National Express East Anglia (NXEA) as part of the Department for Transport's Access for All scheme. The station improvements include:
- Transformation of the booking hall area improving lighting, décor and access
- Improvements to staircases giving access to platforms in line with DDA requirements
- Installation of new Customer Information Screens in the booking hall and on platforms
- Improvements to customer toilets
- Installation of additional CCTV at the station
The opening will also officially mark the formation of 'The Friends of Bury St. Edmunds Station' a new community group who will operate under the train operator's Station Adoption scheme where local groups and individuals help to support the operator in ensuring a pleasant environment at stations for rail passengers.
Andrew Goodrum, Customer Service Director, National Express East Anglia said: "I am delighted that we have completed this significant improvement scheme at Bury St. Edmunds, helping to improve access and provide our customers with modern and attractive facilities. I am also pleased to welcome the positive input we have received from 'The Friends of Bury St. Edmunds Station' community group and I look forward to their continued participation with activity at the station."