Greater Anglia installs new signage to improve rural stations

Published on: Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday, 28 November 2018

New signs have been installed at rail stations in Suffolk to help improve their appearance and promote the local area.

Working with the Wherry Lines and East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnerships, new signage has been installed by Greater Anglia at Lowestoft, Oulton Broad North, Oulton Broad South, Saxmundham and Wickham Market stations.

Greater Anglia’s Community Partnerships Manager, Paul Haynes, said, “We are pleased to have worked with our local Community Rail Partnerships to upgrade signage at several stations in Suffolk, where the existing signs were looking a bit tired and in need of replacement. It’s all part of a wider programme to promote and market travel with the help of community rail partnerships, by improving stations and service standards in advance of the major benefits that new trains will bring over the next couple of years.”

“The new signs will create a much smarter welcome at these stations, adding to other recent improvements such as our installation of ticket vending machines with new help point facilities.

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

Martin Halliday, Community Rail Partnership Officer, said, “As work progresses at Lowestoft, we’re delighted that the station was chosen as the first in the region to receive the new station signage, complementing the works to convert the redundant station parcels office into a new public exhibition space, its recently painted heritage colour scheme and the installation of vintage-style concourse lighting. With new signage at some other East Suffolk line stations too, complimenting other upgrades, we’re seeing real improvements at stations on local lines in Suffolk and Norfolk.”