Rail passengers that regularly use Saxmundham station are being reminded of work to extend and improve the car park, temporarily reducing the parking spaces available for customers.
The work is set to commence on the 10th of February. It will involve resurfacing and extending the existing car park, increasing the size to 51 spaces, with several disabled parking bays and motorcycle parking.
New and improved CCTV will also be installed. The job is expected to take a few months to fully complete.
While the work is being carried out, the number of car parking spaces available will be reduced.
This work is part of a plan to remodel the station after it was damaged by fire in 2018.
The current plan is for the station to be remodelled into a single storey building, incorporating a new waiting room for passengers and a new area for self-serve ticket vending machines, while retaining much of the building’s historic character. Platform 2 will also be resurfaced and fully refurbished.
The new facilities will make use of the previously vacant station building. The station will also receive CCTV, free Wi-Fi, laptop and phone charging points, comfortable seating and air conditioning in the waiting room.
What did the officials say?
Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, Simone Bailey, said,
“We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is essential to enable us to carry out the improvements which will really improve this station and benefit those who use it in the long term – and prepare for increased usage in the future as the number of rail passengers continues to grow.”
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