Network Rail has announced that it has completed a £500,000 upgrade at Edenbridge station to improve safety for passengers in Kent.
A new platform surface has been installed, reducing the step for passengers while providing increased safety for all users.
In addition to the resurfacing work, track maintenance machines have updated the railway track, keeping it smooth and correctly aligned.
The refurbishment was completed earlier than projected and without any major disruption to passengers.
Located on Albion Way towards the north of the town, Edenbridge Station is on the route from London Bridge to Tonbridge via Croydon.
What did the officials say?
Ian Hanson, Stations Director for Network Rail, said:
“At Network Rail, keeping people safe on and around the railway is at the heart of everything we do.
“We’re continually working on a programme of upgrades that will make stations safer and this is a great example of how we are investing to meet the needs of local communities.”
Patrick Clements, Head of Safety & Environment (Infrastructure & Facilities) at Govia Thameslink Railway said:
“We very much welcome this investment in passenger safety. It reduces the risk of tripping when boarding or alighting, and also helps passengers who have mobility difficulties.
“We identified Edenbridge as one of several priority stations for this type of improvement and it is an excellent example of successful joint working between our safety team and Network Rail’s Southern Region.”
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