Work to upgrade Battlesbridge, Rayleigh and Rochford rail stations complete

Friday, 29 June 2018

Rail passengers in Essex are benefiting from smarter stations after refurbishment works were carried out by Greater Anglia, in partnership with Network Rail.

The train operator is investing over £2 million in upgrades at Rayleigh, Rochford and Battlesbridge stations.

At Rayleigh and Rochford, work to refurbish the passenger footbridges with a new coat of paint, new stair treads, redecoration, and safety improvements such as new handrails, is now complete.

Rochford station has also benefited from the installation of bright new energy-efficient LED lighting, which will also be installed at Rayleigh later this year.

At Battlesbridge station the platforms have been resurfaced to create safer conditions underfoot and improve drainage.

New tarmac has been laid as well as replacement copers (slabs at the platform edge) and tactiles (the contoured slabs next to the copers which warn passengers both visually and by their texture of approach to the edge of the platform).

This work will also be carried out at Rochford later in the year.

In addition, new fencing has been installed at all three stations and work is underway to replace the footbridge at Prittlewell.

Greater Anglia’s Area Asset Management Director, Simone Bailey, said, “I would like to thank our customers for their patience and co-operation while this work was carried out.

“This is a significant upgrade which has resulted in an improved appearance and better customer safety at these stations.

“Greater Anglia is committed to upgrades at stations across the network to improve our customers’ travelling experience.”