A £1.2m project of work at Burgess Hill railway station has been completed by Network Rail.
Two 50m canopies on the platforms have been replaced at the station along with other improvements.
The station which is on the Brighton Main Line from London Victoria and sees over 1.5 million passengers a year.
A new steel frame structure has been installed to support the roof, and the timber beams and guttering have been replaced.
The station was first opened in 1841 by the London and Brighton Railway, with all the original facilities bein in the small wooden hut which still stands on platform 1.
Shaun King, Sussex route director for Network Rail, said: “We are committed to investing in the rail network to improve facilities for passengers. The improvements at Burgess Hill station represent a significant investment, which will result in a modern and pleasant environment for rail passengers and staff at the station.”
Chris Fowler, Customer Services Director for Southern, said: “We’re working with Network Rail to make Burgess Hill station look and work better for our customers. The town’s population will grow considerably over the next few years, so it’s important that its historic station is ready for more customers.
“This welcome investment by our partner will be complemented by projects from our own network-wide, multimillion-pound station enhancement programme, including a new waiting room, more seating and improved toilets.
“I’d like to reassure our customers that if you need to use the train, our intensive cleaning and testing regimes ensure you can travel with confidence. Please follow Government advice and wear a face covering.”
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