Abellio Greater Anglia invests in Lea Valley line improvements

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Work is underway to spruce up rail stations along the Lea Valley line, thanks to a £200K investment by train operator, Abellio Greater Anglia.


The investment will mean improvements for Tottenham Hale, Northumberland Park, Angel Road, Ponders End, Brimsdown, Enfield Lock, Waltham Cross and Cheshunt stations.


Abellio Greater Anglia is currently replacing all the signs at every station along the line to help create a smarter appearance and improve way-finding.


To continue to create more pleasant stations for passengers along the route, removal of weeds along the platforms and sidings at Ponders End, Brimsdown and Waltham Cross is about to commence.

In addition, the platforms and waiting rooms at Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt will benefit from new wooden style benches which replace the older style metal benches. The new seating, supplied by Macemain and Amstad, will improve the appearance of the platforms and is compliant with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act to ensure ease of use by those with mobility issues.


Brimsdown, Ponders End, Northumberland Park and Enfield Lock will each benefit from two new Customer Information Screens which will display train running information in a clear, easy to read format. The project will see the old customer information screens replaced with the latest LED technology. This will mean a real improvement in the provision of information for customers at the stations with brighter, clearer screens.

Abellio Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, Nicci Obrey, commented, “I am delighted to be able to implement these projects which together will improve the stations along the line to help create more pleasant journeys for our passengers on this busy line. Investing in upgrades to stations across the network is extremely important to Abellio Greater Anglia, demonstrating our commitment to providing excellent facilities and service to our customers.”