Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed improvements to 10 railway stations in her Lewes constituency.
The improvements are part of the Passenger Benefit Fund. The fund is supporting a range of work across the network including waiting shelters, refurbished toilets, more seats, information screens, automatic doors, more cycle parking, refurbished waiting rooms, station planters and LED lighting.
Southern Rail have put together an area on their website to detail these projects station by station, you can download the list on www.southernrailway.com/improvingyourstations. They will also be reporting progress on these schemes on Twitter using the hashtag #ImprovingYourStations.
The railway stations in the Lewes constituency set to get improvements are Berwick, Bishopstone, Cooksbridge, Glynde, Lewes, Newhaven Town, Newhaven Harbour, Plumpton, Polegate and Seaford. Much of the work has already been completed including:
Berwick – Lanscaping, additional seating
Bishopstone - Landscaping of Platform 2
Cooksbridge - Additional seating, cycle storage improvements
Glynde – Additional seating, landscaping, toilet improvements
Lewes – Landscaping, seating, signage, toilet improvements
Newhaven Town – Customer information System, landscaping, additional seating
Newhaven Harbour - Community based artwork, landscaping
Plumpton – Landscaping, cycle improvements, waiting shelter
Polegate – Customer information system and PA in waiting room, improved toilets
Work to be completed in September includes reinstating the waiting room at Bishopstone, additional signage at Lewes, and at Seaford cycle parking, toilet improvements, and landscaping.
Maria Caulfield MP said “This is great news for rail passengers across the Lewes constituency who will have improved facilities at these railway stations thanks to Southern Rail and the Passenger Benefit Fund. As a commuter I spend a lot of time at railway stations and know that people need high standards of facilities such as toilets, seating, and space to escape the elements. As more and more people return to work and using the railways for leisure these improvements will make everyone’s journeys much better.”