Friday 21 Apr 2006
MEDIA INVITATION: PARTY IN THE PARK! EMERSON PARK STATION SPRING CLEAN UNVEILED
- Region & Route:
North West & Central
Date: Tuesday 25 April 2006
Location: Emerson Park Station, Butts Green Road
Event: A celebration to mark the recent spring clean of Emerson Park Station
Media contact: Stuart Buss 020 7904 4282
Journalists and photographers are invited to view the new-look Emersons Park station following a month-long spring clean by Network Rail and train operators ‘one’.
Network Rail has worked jointly with ‘one’ to help put some pride back into the local area and encourage more people to use the station. Maintenance teams have spent the last month clearing litter, graffiti and vegetation from the station site. Pigeon-proofing has also been put up to stop pigeons nesting in the platform areas and the railway footbridge has been completely repainted to create a much more welcoming station for passengers to use.
The work has already been given the thumbs-up by Angela Watkinson, MP for Upminster, who said: “Graffiti and litter creates an eyesore that affects rail passengers and local people alike so I am delighted Emerson Park Station has been cleaned-up. I know that the many commuters who use this station will really appreciate the effort that has been made to restore its appearance.”
Network Rail’s Territory Maintenance Director David Wilks said: “We were delighted to join forces with ‘one’ to carry out this work which will help give the station a new lease of life. I hope local people will come and view the improvements we’ve made and be encouraged to start making the most of their local station.”
James Adeshiyan, ‘one’ Business Director – Metro, said “We have been working hard with our industry partners to bring levels of comfort at the station in line with our customers’ high expectations. Our continued investment with our partners in service excellence means that passengers using Emerson Park station will experience improved levels of comfort and a much improved station environment.”
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