Improved platform surface for Battlesbridge rail passengers
Passengers at Battlesbridge rail station are set to experience an improved platform thanks to refurbishment work by Greater Anglia.
The platform is being resurfaced to create safer conditions underfoot and improve drainage.
New tarmac will be laid as well as replacement copers (slabs at the platform edge) and tactiles (the contoured slabs next to the copers which warn passengers both visually and by their texture of approach to the edge of the platform).
Free ‘Rail ale’ walk this weekend for English Tourism Week
Ramblers in Norfolk can enjoy a free guided ‘rail ale’ walk this weekend as the Humpty Dumpty Brewery and Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnership team up to celebrate English Tourism Week.
The walk, timed to fit in with Greater Anglia train times, takes place on Saturday 24th March between picturesque Cantley and Reedham and their real ale pubs.
The walk will begin at the Reedcutter Inn - a 3-minute walk from Cantley rail station - at around 12:45pm and is roughly 3 miles long, ending at Reedham Ferry Inn by the River Yare – a 15-minute walk to Reedham station.
Greater Anglia installs nesting boxes at Woodbridge station
Greater Anglia has installed two RSBP-approved nesting boxes at Woodbridge station.
The boxes, which are specifically designed to attract swallows, have been put on the Ipswich-bound platform.
Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, said: “We care about the environment and we know the swallows are important to people at Woodbridge. The new nest boxes are designed to attract swallows to nest. They are made out of clay and designed to be the exact dimensions of nests built by swallows.