Ely station buildings restored by Greater Anglia

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Ely railway station buildings have received a £58,000 facelift by Greater Anglia, with funding from the Railway Heritage Trust.

The work involved removing the old, badly patched render on the outside of the buildings, leading to the discovery that the steelwork beneath it was corroded and causing further problems.

The Railway Heritage Trust contributed £10,000 to the scheme, which has improved the look of the station and protected the fabric of the buildings for years to come.

The improvement works, carried out by RG Carter, have seen new stainless steel mesh work installed, covered with lime render and a specialist porous paint applied to allow the whole system to ‘breathe’, extending the longevity of the new render.

Andy Savage, Executive Director of the Railway Heritage Trust, said, “The Trust was delighted to be able to give a small grant towards this project, which improves the north end of the station, and also allows better facilities for passengers and others making use of it.”

Greater Anglia’s Director of Asset Management, Simone Bailey, said, “This significant programme of work at Ely station means that passengers are now enjoying a smarter and more pleasant station.

“Greater Anglia is committed to upgrading stations across the network to make customers’ journeys better.”