Passengers warned of changes at Wickford station


RAIL passengers were notified of the changes ahead of the upgrades at Wickford station.

Until Saturday 26 June, Platform 1 will be extended to accommodate the new, longer trains from Greater Anglia.

The upgrades are part of a £ 4million project that will see:

  • A new ticket office, with two counters
  • A new and improved accessible waiting room, with charging points and seats
  • New toilets, including new and improved accessible toilets
  • New and improved customer information screens and video surveillance
  • A new store where customers can buy food and hot drinks

The old station building was demolished and a temporary ticket office was installed to ensure minimal disruption to customers.

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Paula Wilson, Greater Anglia Region Customer Service Manager, said: “We advise passengers to familiarize themselves with the changes before traveling and to allow more time for their trips, if they need it.

“We are investing in Wickford to make it better for our customers. The proposed works will transform the station, providing new facilities for the 2.2 million people who use the station each year.

“This work is essential in enabling us to run our new, longer trains to and from Wickford and it is a good opportunity to modernize customer facilities at the station as well.

“We are transforming the railway in East Anglia, with a full fleet of new trains and £ 60million in station upgrades.”

Greater Anglia is replacing each of its existing trains with new trains, all of which will be longer with more seats. The first of the new trains entered service last November.


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