Monday 21 Nov 2005


Region & Route:
Eastern: Anglia
| Eastern
Date:                           Thursday 24 November 2005 Time:                          11.30am Location:                    Pitsea station, meeting at the ticket office Event:                         Official opening of new station building and facilities Photo opportunity:       Plaque unveiling with Derek Twigg, Rail Minister and                    senior representatives from Network Rail and c2c Media contacts         Laura Dobson, Network Rail press office, 020 7557 8103                                     Graham Bashford, c2c press office, 020 7427 2810 Journalists and photographers are invited to attend the official opening of the brand new Pitsea station building with Rail Minster Derek Twigg.  The event will be jointly hosted by Andrew Chivers, c2c Managing Director and Jon Wiseman, Network Rail Route Director.    The Minister will unveil a plaque and officially declare the new station open to passengers.     Guests will be then taken on a tour of the station where they can view the £1 million new station building and customer facilities.  The state-of-the-art station building at Pitsea has been completely rebuilt with additional customer facilities including train information screens, automatic ticket gates and a coffee shop.  The inclusion of induction hearing loops, low level ticket windows, information in Braille and disabled toilets means the station is also more accessible for passengers with disabilities.

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