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You are here: Home > Southern > Three Bridges passengers to benefit from station improvement fund

Three Bridges passengers to benefit from station improvement fund

Date: 30 Nov 2011

Southern passengers at Three Bridges station will be able to enjoy a new boulevard style walkway after Southern was successful in its bid to receive funding in the latest round of the government’s £100m station improvement fund.

The funding will contribute to improvements Three Bridges station which includes the redevelopment of the walkway and courtyard area between the station building and the subway.

The £100m fund which was launched by Network Rail and the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) earlier this year called for bids from train operators across the country to fund projects such as car park improvements, station redevelopments and smart ticketing.

Southern and Network Rail bid successfully for funding to make improvements to the station at Three Bridges which will significantly improve the overall environment at the station to complement a long list of improvements that have recently been made.

Plans for improvements include:

• Creation of a boulevard style walkway to replace the existing structure
• New, modern retail facilities
• New double-deck cycle parking facilities

Southern’s Development Director, Alex Foulds said: “We are delighted to have been successful second time around in our bid to secure funds to make some exciting improvements to Three Bridges station. For some time, we have been looking at how we could modernise the old walkway and make better use of the space at the rear. I am sure our passengers will enjoy the changes we have in mind for the station.”

Mark Ruddy, Network Rail's Route Managing Director for Sussex, added: "It is great news for passengers that this funding has been secured in addition to the recent installation of lifts and the improvements underway to the subway and other parts of the station. Providing better facilities and a more pleasant environment will help improve the journey experience for passengers who use Three Bridges station for 2.4m journeys every year."