Local MP Peter Aldous Views Lowestoft Rail Station Improvements

Friday, 10 August 2012

Greater Anglia welcomed the MP for Waveney, Peter Aldous, on Friday when he viewed the recent improvements to Lowestoft station and heared about the train operator’s plans for the Lowestoft – Ipswich East Suffolk Line.

Mr Aldous visited the station at 10.30am on Friday 10th August to meet with the station staff and saw the newly installed hanging baskets which are brightening the station with colourful summer flowers, helping to create a welcoming atmosphere.

The flowers were kindly provided by local company, Moulton Nurseries. They are looked after by station adopter, Deborah Dann.

Mr Aldous also heared about the train operator’s plans for the East Suffolk Line which includes the repainting of every station along the line in preparation for the introduction of a new hourly service from December.

The repainting programme commences on Monday with Beccles and Oulton Broad South stations being the first to be freshly repainted in Greater Anglia colours.

Aldous said of the improvements, “These improvements are extremely welcome.  It is important that when the hourly service on the East Suffolk Line commences that the station is attractive and welcoming in appearance.  As I set out in my recent Parliamentary Debate, refurbishing Lowestoft Station is important to the town’s future and this work is a significant first step in the right direction.”

James Reeve, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager said: “The new hanging baskets at Lowestoft are the first step in a series of customer service improvements which represent a really exciting time in the East Suffolk Line’s history. Our stations will look much more attractive and welcoming and with an improved frequency of service from December, we look forward to providing an improved service to passengers using this line.”