Solar power helps light up Essex railway station
An Essex railway station has a bright future ahead of after solar-powered LED cats eyes were installed.
The lights have been installed on a walkway at Chappel & Wakes Colne railway station, on the branch line between Sudbury and Marks Tey.
The walk along the entrance road used to be dark and unlit, but now with 54 Solar power cats eyes in place the walk way is illuminated and provides a clear path for passengers to walk along.
Cheaper weekday train travel on sale
Weekday train travel is getting cheaper – thanks to a special offer just launched by Greater Anglia aimed at blowing away post-Christmas blues.
Off-peak day returns around the Greater Anglia network are going on sale, starting from just £10, with tickets on sale for a month for travel Monday to Friday until Friday 13 April.
Tickets are on sale just between Tuesday 16 January and Friday 16 February, for travel up to Friday 13 April.
Greater Anglia opens up station rooms for community use
Greater Anglia is offering empty spaces in stations to local communities across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.
As stations have evolved over the years, unused or under-utilised rooms have become available and many have the potential to be used as community assets.
Stations such as Burnham-on-Crouch, Lowestoft and Reedham have successful schemes where station buildings have been reborn with a new purpose for a new era.