MP Robert Halfon to visit Roydon rail station to view improvements

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Local MP Robert Halfon will visit Roydon rail station to view improvements carried out by train operator, Abellio Greater Anglia.

Mr Halfon will meet representatives of Abellio Greater Anglia at 2pm on Friday 13th May to find out about the project to upgrade the platforms and waiting room and install a new Ticket Vending Machine (TVM), customer information screens and CCTV.

Rail passengers are now benefiting from improvements to the station, which include:

Platform 1:

  • Reconstruction of the platform

  • Installation of a modern waiting room, replacing the existing ticket office

  • Repairs to riser wall

  • Replacement of copers (edging slabs) on the approach to the platform

  • Drainage improvements

  • Installation of CCTV

  • Installation of a new TVM

  • New Customer information screens (CIS)

  • An upgraded PA system

  • New platform lighting

Platform 2:

  • Installation of a TVM (relocated from platform 1)

  • Installation of CCTV

  • New Customer information screens (CIS)

  • An upgraded PA system

Ten additional cycle hoops are about to be installed to increase cycle parking capacity at the station.

 

Robert Halfon commented: “I'm delighted that Abellio has made much needed refurbishments to Roydon station. This investment will hopefully ensure our railway station is equipped for many years to come and make for a more comfortable and safer commute for Roydon residents.”

Abellio Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, Kevin Walton, said, “This is a significant upgrade to Roydon station which has resulted in an improved ambience and more pleasant station environment for our customers. Abellio Greater Anglia is committed to upgrading stations across the network to make our customers’ journeys better. We would like to thank customers for their patience while this work was carried out.”