Greater Anglia have unveiled plans to redevelop Wickford railway station to improve facilities for passengers, and to get the station ready for new trains.
The existing station building will be demolished and replaced with a bigger building with better facilities.
The work, part of a £4m scheme, is being completed to prepare the station for longer trains that will start entering service in 2020.
Ideas for station improvements at Wickford include
• A new ticket office
• A new upgraded accessible waiting hall
• New toilets
• New accessible toilets
• New customer information screens and CCTV
• A new shop
Greater Anglia has submitted plans to Basildon Council to demolish the existing station building.
If permission is granted, work will take place to install a temporary ticket office to minimise disruption to passengers.
Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, said: “We are investing in Wickford to make it better for our customers. The proposed work will transform the station, bringing in new facilities for the 2.2 million people who use the station each year. We are transforming the railway in East Anglia, with a complete fleet of new trains and £60 million worth of improvements to stations. This work is essential to allow us to run our new, longer trains to and from Wickford and it is a good opportunity to also upgrade customer facilities at the station. We will share plans in due course and welcome any customer feedback.”
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