Station Improvements Continue at Beccles
Greater Anglia is continuing to deliver improvements at Beccles station on the East Suffolk line between Ipswich and Lowestoft following the introduction of the new hourly service last December, which has seen passenger numbers increase by 12% on the same time last year, as the train has become a much more regular and convenient option for journeys along this key corridor.
Last month a new automatic ticket vending machine was installed at the station and as part of on-going improvements, Greater Anglia has now re-glazed and repaired the waiting shelter on the Lowestoft-bound platform and fitted a new modern customer information screen, complementing the new display screen already installed on the opposite platform.
In the first six months of the new hourly timetable, over 270,000 journeys have been made on the route, up from 243,000 in the same period for 2012.
In partnership with Network Rail and Suffolk County Council, the new platform at Beccles has been operational since December and the continuing improvement work is providing better customer facilities helping to transform the station. Greater Anglia and its partners are exploring the opportunity for further improvements at the station and surrounding area.
James Steward, Area Customer Service Manager for Greater Anglia said: “I am pleased that we are continuing to make good progress in delivering improvements for our customers at Beccles and across the East Suffolk line. The introduction of the hourly timetable is attracting a growing number of passengers and it is important that we invest in the station facilities as part of our commitment to further improve services.”