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Work starts on busy train station's facelift
WORKS to carry out £450,000 of improvements to Basildon station have begun.
The project, which kicked off yesterday , will see the booking hall given a facelift, with new flooring put down to cut the risk of slipping for commuters. The lighting will also be brightened up.
The stairs to the platforms will also be rennovated, with a new tread put on the steps.
Spaces to park bicycles will also be boosted and the station, in Southernhay, Basildon, will be repainted.
Hugh Jennings, C2C’s head of retail, said: “We’re refurbishing Basildon station to create a nicer and more welcoming impression for both regular passengers and visitors to the town.
“This is the latest in a number of improvements on the c2c route, to make sure our facilities are up to the standard that our passengers expect.”