Published on: Friday, 7 February 2020
Last updated: Friday, 7 February 2020
Rail passengers using Saxmundham station are being informed of works to extend and improve the car park which will temporarily reduce the number of spaces available.
Work will commence on 10 February to resurface the existing 18 bay car park and extend it to offer 51 spaces, several disabled parking bays and motorcycle parking, all covered by improved CCTV.
It is expected that the work will take a few months to complete.
During this time the number of car parking spaces available will be reduced while the work is carried out.
Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, Simone Bailey, said, “We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is essential to enable us to carry out the improvements which will really improve this station and benefit those who use it in the long term – and prepare for increased usage in the future as the number of rail passengers continues to grow.”
The entire station is currently being restored after it was damaged by fire in 2018.
It is to be remodelled into a single storey building which will incorporate a new waiting room for passengers and a new area for self-serve ticket vending machines, retaining much of the building’s historic character.
The new facilities make use of the previously vacant station building and will benefit from the installation of CCTV as well as free Wi-Fi, laptop and phone charging points, comfortable seating and air conditioning in the waiting room.
As part of the project, platform 2 will also be resurfaced and fully refurbished.