Ely railway station upgrade should mean it is now better for passengers

PUBLISHED: 16:02 07 January 2016

Ely Railway Station

Ely Railway Station

Archant

Improvements at Ely rail station should mean the ticket office, waiting room and toilet facilities are now much easier to use for those with mobility issues.

Abellio Greater Anglia has completed an upgrade scheme to create a better waiting environment for passengers and bring the station facilities in line with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

A newly refurbished waiting room between platforms two and three is now open and features push-button automatic doors, a train departure summary screen and energy-efficient heating, as well as new flooring and seating and redecoration in Abellio Greater Anglia colours.

The existing toilet facilities have also been remodelled so they are fully accessible to those with mobility problems and the ticket office benefits from the installation of an induction loop.

The platforms too have new wooden style benches which replace the older style metal benches and are also DDA compliant.

Paul Stannard, Area Customer Service Manager, said: “The new facilities offer passengers a much-improved, more comfortable waiting environment and better access for those with mobility problems.

“Investing in upgrades to stations across the network is extremely important to Abellio Greater Anglia, demonstrating our commitment to providing excellent facilities and service to our customers.

“I would like to thank customers for their patience while the work was carried out.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

12:06

Traffic was stopped in Ely yesterday as ambulance crew lined up to pay their respects to a popular paramedic who died within weeks of a cancer diagnosis.

14:09

Cambridgeshire police used guns as part of an arrest six times over a three month period earlier this year, police statistics have revealed.

14:09

Do you recognise this man? Police officers investigating a theft of more than £300 worth of Nicorette products would like to speak to him.

15:17

Four young men were assaulted and left in need of hospital treatment after a violent attack on Monday.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter