25/01/2013

King's Lynn railway station refurbishment due to begin in February

First Capital Connect have announced that they will be making a series of improvements to King's Lynn station in the coming months.


First Capital Connect train at King's Lynn station.

The refurbishment, which is set to begin in February and be completed by May includes resurfacing of the platform, repairs to the brickwork of the station and refreshed platform canopies, the station is also to be repainted in the original heritage colours.

In addition there will be new automatic doors installed at the station entrance to improve access for the disabled and a new help point which will be positioned at the old side gate to assist customers with disabilities or heavy luggage.

There will also be a series of local history exhibition boards displayed along the platform walls to welcome visitors to the area, and the addition of improved LED platform lighting which will make the area safer and brighter for commuters leaving early in the morning or returning late at night.

According to the Office of Rail Regulations, a total of 821,772 passengers travelled through King's Lynn station between April 2010 and April 2011.

This project is the latest in a line of good news for users of the Fen Line, the main one being the improvements to Ely North Junction where the track will be doubled, paving the way for half hourly trains between King's Lynn, Cambridge and on to London - this is due to be completed by the end of 2014.