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Life-saving equipment to be installed at more Essex rail stations

Life-saving heart resuscitators will be installed at more rail station platforms in Essex, thanks to funding by the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership.

Fifteen Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) will be installed over the summer at Greater Anglia’s Althorne, Burnham, Clacton, Colchester Town, Dovercourt, Frinton on Sea, Great Bentley, Harwich, Kirby Cross, Mistley, North Fambridge, Thorpe-Le-Soken, Walton and Wivenhoe stations.

There are already seven others at Southend Victoria, Prittlewell, Rochford, Rayleigh, Hockley, Wickford and Billericay.

Free face coverings and hand gel will help safely welcome Greater Anglia commuters

Greater Anglia is gearing up to safely welcome back commuters, installing hand sanitiser dispensers at its 20 busiest stations, as it increases its timetable from 6 July in line with more businesses reopening.

Although government guidance is still only to travel if necessary, with an anticipated increase in travellers, the operator is taking this additional step to help keep passengers safe.

Improvement work to start at Ipswich station

A new shop and upgraded toilet facilities are part of £3m of improvements planned for Ipswich railway station.

Work is due to start this month on a scheme to relocate the ticket office, install more ticket machines, create space for a new shop, refurbish and relocate the toilets and upgrade staff facilities.

At the same time, the station will be rewired to provide modern, sustainable lighting and power.

The work is the second and final phase of a project to improve the station for customers.