Hertford East rail station improvement works progress

Thursday, 21 May 2015

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

The £50K project includes 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 is funding the restoration of the station buildings which will see the exterior brickwork cleaned and restored, old signage removed and electrical cables tidied.

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

Abellio Greater Anglia is also waiting to hear if a planning application to install a new Customer Information Screen showing onward bus connections has been successful.

The work is due for completion over the next few weeks and will help to improve the station environment, enhancing the facilities for the benefit of customers. The restoration works will be followed by a deep clean of the entire station.

Abellio Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, Kevin Walton, said: "This is an exciting project for the station which will see the listed station buildings restored to their former glory and improve integration between the train and other forms of transport.  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."