The entrance forecourt to Watford Junction station is being up enhanced thanks to a scheme by Watford Borough Council.
The changes include the installation of freestanding letters which spell out WATFORD which are design to encourage social media use.
In addition, the forecourt will have more open space, plants, paving, lighting, seating and the start of a new heritage trail.
At the front of the station will be a new bike-share bay as part of the ‘Beryl’ scheme which already has 70 bays in Watford. Parking for bikes has been moved to a secure 300 capacity facility nearby.
Sarah Higgins, head of stations for London Northwestern Railway, said:
“Watford Junction is one of our busiest and most popular stations and I am delighted that this project will enhance the approach to the stations for the millions of passengers we cater for every year.”
Peter Taylor, elected Mayor of Watford, said:
“Eight million people a year travel through Watford Junction and I am really excited to kickstart these works to bring our station into the 21st Century. This will make the station forecourt a more welcoming and interesting place and will be a much better first impression for people coming to our town.”
Tina Barnard, from the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said:
“We are delighted to help kickstart the transformation of Watford Junction station, which will provide the modern facilities needed to support a long term modal shift towards public transport.”
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