Friday 7 May 2004


Region & Route:
| Southern: Wessex
| Southern
Walton on the Naze station platform has undergone a transformation thanks to £150,000 of investment by Network Rail.      The platform was looking rather tired and in need of repair after years of use.  However, Network Rail’s hard work has seen the platform regenerated.  The area has been resurfaced, drainage installed, new edging stones fitted, tactile paving positioned and the platform level raised to improve stepping distances to trains. Patrick Hallgate, Network Rail General Manager said: “The platform at Walton on the Naze had seen better days.  We identified the platform for improvement some time ago, but funding was very limited.  However, recently a funding opportunity presented itself to us and we didn’t hesitate in allocating the money to the station.”      Work to improve the platform started in mid March 2004 and it took three weeks to complete.  Most work was undertaken during the evenings and at weekends. Richard Clark, Route Director from One Great Eastern said: “The work to Walton on the Naze has proved what the railway industry can achieve when we work in partnership.  We are delighted for our passengers who have seen the platform area transformed and modernised.” - more - Walton – 2 Network Rail is very pleased to have been able to enhance the platform at Walton on the Naze station and in turn improve the impression that the every day passengers and the thousands of tourists get when they arrive at this popular seaside town.

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