Improvement work commences at Bury St Edmunds rail station

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Passengers using Bury St Edmunds rail station are to benefit from improved facilities, with better access for disabled people, thanks to improvement works being carried out by Abellio Greater Anglia.

Work has started to refurbish the existing toilet facilities creating a more modern, welcoming and hygienic environment for customers using the station.

A brand new ladies toilet will be built using part of the floor area of the existing waiting room. The existing wheelchair ramp will be removed and floor brought up to platform level with automatic doors installed to make the toilet easier to access for those with mobility problems.

A new disabled toilet and a gents toilet will then be installed within the existing toilet space, again with access from the platform through automatic doors.

The work ensures these facilities are compliant with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, making them more accessible to those with restricted mobility .

New seating will also be installed in the waiting room, which will be repainted and receive a new flooring. Improvements will also be made to cycle storage facilities.

James Steward, Area Customer Services Manager, said, “The new facilities will benefit passengers using the station, creating a more welcoming and pleasant environment for customers as they wait for trains. We hope customers will bear with us while these improvement works are carried out and we are working to minimise any inconvenience."