Published on: Friday, 3 May 2019
Last updated: Friday, 3 May 2019
Rail passengers using Sudbury rail station are now enjoying better lighting, resurfaced platforms and a brand new waiting shelter.
Train operator Greater Anglia spent over £50,000 transforming the station by replacing the old waiting shelter with a brand new wooden one to better protect passengers from the elements as they wait for trains.
As part of an overall electrical upgrade for the station, the existing orange-coloured lighting has been replaced by more energy efficient, brighter white LED lights to improve safety and security, whilst consuming far less energy.
Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s Director of Asset Management, said, “I’d like to thank customers for their patience while this work was carried out. The station is now much improved, brighter and safer as a result of this upgrade.
“Investing in upgrades to stations across the network is extremely important to Greater Anglia, demonstrating our commitment to providing excellent facilities and service to our customers.”
During the course of its franchise, Greater Anglia is transforming the region's railway, investing £60 million in upgrading stations across its network.
It is also investing £1.4 billion in a brand new fleet of trains, replacing every single train on its network to offer more seats, USB and plug points, air conditioning, fast free wifi, accessible toilets and improved passenger information screens.
New trains for the Sudbury line will be 'bi-mode' trains - made by Swiss company, Stadler - which means they can take advantage of running on electricity wherever there are overhead lines.
They will also have newer, more efficient engines than our current diesel trains, which meet the latest, tighter, standards for emissions and are also quieter for passengers.