c2c has announced that it will be starting the upgrades to Upminster and Chafford Hundred stations, which is planned to start in June.
At Upminster, the project, set to take around 4 months, involves the modernisation of the main booking hall, redecoration and a new ceiling to make the area more inviting for passengers.
At Chafford Hundred, the project, which is also expected to take around four months, involves the refurbishment of the booking hall and waiting areas to make the station lighter, brighter, and easier for passengers to buy their tickets.
The planned works to Chafford Hundred and Upminster follow the recent upgrades to Grays and Ockendon stations and lower ticket at Upminster, which are part of a £17m plan to transform all stations on the c2c route.
For the duration of the work at Upminster and Chafford Hundred, special arrangements will be made to allow access to both main ticket halls and booking offices.
Passengers will be able to access Upminster Platform 1 directly from the car park during the morning peak via the side entrance.
Passengers with accessibility requirements will be able to use an intercom to gain access at any time at both stations.
What did the officials say?
c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said:
“The refurbishment of two of our key stations are part of a long term plan to transform the buildings and improve the facilities for our customers. We have already made significant improvements at a number of our other stations, which have been received very positively by customers. This is the next step in our programme of upgrades to stations all along the c2c route.”