Consultation begins on Bishop's Stortford forecourt improvements

Friday, 22 November 2013

Rail passengers using Bishop’s Stortford rail station can give their views on how to improve the station forecourt from Monday 25th November.

The region’s train operator, Abellio Greater Anglia, and Hertfordshire County Council are working in partnership to develop proposals for improving and reorganising the station forecourt and want to hear the views of station users to ensure any future scheme reflects their needs.

Passengers will be able to give their feedback via leaflets that will be handed out at the station during the week commencing 25th November and also via this website.

Abellio Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, Kevin Walton, said, “In partnership with the County Council, we’d like to deliver an improved forecourt which reflects the needs of the passengers using the station. I would like to urge our customers to give us their feedback to ensure that a future improvement scheme plan ticks as many boxes as possible to make it easier and more convenient to access the station.”

Terry Douris, Hertfordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Highways, said: "We are pleased to be working with Abellio Greater Anglia to consider improvements to the forecourt at Bishops Stortford Station, especially if these improvements could assist with people using sustainable transport when travelling to stations."

Customers are asked to return their completed questionnaires by the 29th November and the feedback will be used by Abellio Greater Anglia and the County Council to shape the final design proposals for the scheme.

Work is expected to start on completion of the major reconstruction of the station building in the summer of 2014.