Tuesday 29 Jun 2004


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£300,000 worth of improvements to Manningtree station are well on the way to completion thanks to investment from Network Rail, Essex Community Rail Partnership and co-operation by ‘one’. Passengers using the station will see considerable improvements. There is a brand new bus shelter and cycle parking area, security mirrors, a newly painted subway, a new waiting room on the Ipswich-bound platform and a new ticket window.  The station is also in the process of receiving 25 CCTV cameras to improve security. Mark Livock, Network Rail Project Director said:  “We are very pleased to have been able to improve Manningtree station and make this attractive station even more delightful.” Improvements were scheduled to coincide with the Ipswich tunnel closure (11 July to 5 September 2004) when many more passengers will be using the station.  Mr Livock continued:  “These improvements have been timed to fit in with the Ipswich tunnel closure but local users will benefit from these long-term improvements.” PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Network Rail, SRA, ‘one’ and Essex County Council Community Rail Partnership will be joined by local councillors at Manningtree station on Tuesday 29 June at 11am.  A tour of the station will be followed by a light buffet in the Station Buffet. - more - If you would like to join us, please contact the press office on 020 7557 8107 or jenny.sacre@networkrail.co.uk.

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