Hertford East improvement works complete

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Work to improve Hertford East rail station is now complete thanks to a partnership between Abellio Greater Anglia, the Railway Heritage Trust and Hertfordshire County Council.

MP Mark Prisk and Derrick Ashley from Hertfordshire County Council will meet representatives of Abellio Greater Anglia on Tuesday 29th September at 11am to view the improvements and will then cut a ribbon at the station entrance at 11.20am to officially mark the completion of the work.

The £65K project included the restoration of the exterior of the Grade II listed building, as well as more cycle racks and improved netting of the concourse and platforms to deter pigeons.

The Railway Heritage Trust provided funding for the restoration of the station buildings which  saw the exterior brickwork cleaned and restored, old signage removed and electrical cables tidied.

A grant from Hertfordshire County Council funded a transport integration project which includes new cycle racks and additional seating for customers.

 

The restoration works were followed by a deep clean of the entire station.

 

MP Mark Prisk and Derrick Ashley, Executive Member Environment Planning & Transport Hertfordshire County Council, will meet representatives of Abellio Greater Anglia to view the improvements and officially mark the completion of the project with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11.20 on Tuesday 29th September 2015.

Abellio Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, Kevin Walton, said: "I am delighted that the project to restore the listed station buildings to their former glory and improve integration between the train and other forms of transport is now complete.  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.

“We are grateful for the support of the Railway Heritage Trust and Hertfordshire County Council in bringing about these improvements."

Derrick Ashley Executive Member Environment Planning & Transport Hertfordshire County Council said: “The scheme to improve the Hertford East train station, which has included restoring, cleaning and repairing work will be welcomed by those using the station. We are pleased to have supported the project, working alongside our partners and I am delighted to be part of the opening ceremony marking its completion”.

MP Mark Prisk commented, “It’s good to see Hertford East station get a facelift. Being open to the elements it has suffered for too long, so it’s good to see this being tackled.”