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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Waiting shelter relocates to rural Norfolk

A waiting shelter no longer needed after the redevelopment of a London station is now protecting rural Norfolk rail passengers from wind, sun, and rain.

Greater Anglia relocated the shelter from Tottenham Hale to Roughton Road station, on the Norwich to Sheringham line, and also installed new LED lights and a bench at the Norfolk station.

The inner London station was redeveloped as part of a joint project between Transport for London and Haringey Council, involving close coordination with Greater Anglia, London Overground and Network Rail.

A new station building and enlarged concourse were unveiled there late last year – but the temporary building works meant that a number of ticket machines and shelters to cover them had to be moved outside.

Once the building was opened, most ticket machines were moved back inside but one shelter, which was only two years old, was no longer needed.

Roughton Road needed a new shelter, so Greater Anglia transported it from London and installed it at the tiny rural station.

Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s asset management director said: “This is a great example of how our teams can work together to ensure equipment – such as shelters here – can be reused where it’s most needed.

“This will help improve the experience for our customers at Roughton Road, giving them a pleasant space to wait in before their train arrives.”

Greater Anglia has invested over £1 million in station improvements including installing nine new waiting shelters and refurbishing eight stations’ toilet facilities along with 450 platform benches at 76 stations across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire.

Image credit: Greater Anglia

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