Greater Anglia invests more than £1m in improving stations

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Greater Anglia has invested more than £1m painting more than 70 stations across its network.

Stations including Norwich, Lowestoft, Chelmsford, and Cambridge have all been repainted, as part of a project which has seen 8,500 litres of paint used – enough to fill 106 bath tubs.

Stations have been given a deep clean and repainted to enhance the overall look and feel.

Teams have travelled across the network to paint station buildings, railings and lampposts to make the stations look more welcoming. Work started in March 2017 and is expected to be completed by June 2019.

The work was carried out during off-peak hours and when stations were closed. Cambridge station, which is the busiest station on our network, was painted on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, said: “We know our passengers care about the cleanliness and appearance of their local stations and we are very pleased with the feedback from this project so far.

“The paint project makes stations look brighter and cleaner, and feel more pleasant.”

Stations were painted in heritage colours including traffic grey, traffic red, hollybush green and signal white, signal black and a bright yellow.

Throughout its franchise, Greater Anglia is spending nearly £60m on improving stations. This work includes new customer information screens, more ticket machines and more parking for cars and cycles.

Stations which have been repainted include: Alresford, Althorne, Attleborough, Audley End, Battlesbridge, Billericay, Bishop’s Stortford, Braintree Freeport, Brimsdown, Burnham on Crouch, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Cheshunt Derby Road, Diss, Eccles Road, Elsenham, Ely, Enfield Lock, North Fambridge, Great Bentley, Great Chesterford, Gunton, Halesworth, Harling Road, Harlow Mill, Hatfield Peverel, Hertford East, Hockley, Hoveton and Wroxham, Hythe, Ipswich, Kelvedeon, Kennett, Kirby Cross, Lakenheath, Lowestoft, Manea, March, Marks Tey, Melton, Newport, North Walsham, Norwich, Oulton Broad South, Ponders End, Prittlewell, Rayleigh, Rochford, Roughton Road, Roydon, Rye House, Salhouse, Sawbridgeworth, Shelford, Shenfield, Sheringham, Shippea Hill, South Woodham Ferrers, Southminster, Spooner Row, St Margarets, Stowmarket, Thetford, Waltham Cross, Ware, West Runton, Whittlesea, Whittlesford, Wickford, Wickham Market, Witham, Wivenhoe, Worstead.