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East Anglia Stations

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Fund for Passenger Improvements


Stations impacted during last year’s timetable disruption across the Govia Thameslink Railway Network have each been allocated £80k from a £15 million Passenger Benefit Fund for passenger improvements.

www.passengerbenefitfund.co.uk/the-fund

A number stations in Railfuture East Anglia's area are included:

  • Ashwell and Morden
  • Foxton
  • Shepreth
  • Meldreth
  • Cambridge
  • Cambridge North
  • Waterbeach
  • Ely
  • Littleport
  • St Neots
  • Huntingdon

The money should be spent locally, and although the money can be combined with other sources of funding it is unlikely to reach to funding more expensive work such as step free access between platforms at Meldreth. It also needs to be a capital project, so not additional ticket office opening hours, and not something they are obliged to do anyway or should be part of general ongoing maintenance.

The following new and improved facilities could be provided:

  • Ticket machines
  • Waiting shelters
  • Cycle parking and security
  • Customer information screens
  • Signs
  • Customer seating
  • Canopies over ticket machines
  • Improved:
  • Step free access
  • Toilets
  • Gardens and environment

GTR provide a helpful document with ideas and costings here:
www.passengerbenefitfund.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Local-Passenger-Benefit-Fund-Schemes-Costing-sheet-1.pdf

What would be your priorities? Let us know.

Contact us at eastanglia at railfuture.org.uk


Station Footfall


East Anglia station footfall figures for 2017/18
www.railfuture.org.uk/east/docs/Railfuture-East-Anglia-station-usage-estimates-2017-18-from-ORR-figures.pdf
Overall East Anglia station growth compared the previous year was 3.3%, against a national total of 0.4%.

Station Audits


Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton

Friday 25th March 2016
www.railfuture.org.uk/east/docs/Railfuture-East-Anglia-2016-03-25-Station-Accessibility-Audit-Meldreth-Shepreth-Foxton.pdf
Audit for the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton community rail partnership.

Whittlesford Parkway

Wednesday 23rd November 2016
www.railfuture.org.uk/east/docs/Railfuture-East-Anglia-2017-01-16-Whittlesford-Parkway-Station-Audit-Report.pdf

Whittlesea

Thursday 13th July 2017
www.railfuture.org.uk/east/docs/Railfuture-East-Anglia-2017-07-13-Whittlesea-Station-Audit-Report.pdf

Shelford

Saturday 2nd September 2017
www.railfuture.org.uk/east/docs/Railfuture-East-Anglia-2017-09-02-Shelford-Station-Audit-Report.pdf

Rail User Express Rail Action