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Workers on site at Epsom and Carshalton Beeches stations


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Workers on site at Epsom and Carshalton Beeches stations
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date
8 October 1997
source Railtrack plc
type Press release



Construction workers have started a £760,000 re-vamp of Epsom and Carshalton Beeches stations as part of Railtrack’s station regeneration programme.

Among the £210,000 improvements lined up for Epsom station are repairs and redecoration to the subway arch and canopy, repairs to the platform surface and electrical works.

At Carshalton Beeches, £550,000 will be spent refurbishing the platform canopies, repairing the footbridge, replacing defective platform edge stones and general repairs to the station building.

The work at Epsom is due for completion in February 1998 while workers will be on site at Carshalton Beeches until April 1998.

Chris Jago, Director Railtrack Southern, said: "The work at these stations is part of our country-wide regeneration programme designed to bring them to a standard that we and our train operator colleagues can be proud of.

"The travelling public who use these stations should be able to feel they are part of a caring, clean, environmentally-friendly organisation. The station should enhance the start and finish of their journey."

When Railtrack was formed, it inherited stations in various stages of repair and disrepair. The £1 billion regeneration programme, which will be carried out over a period of five years, plans to take in all of the UK’s railway stations as part of Railtrack’s commitment to create a railway fit for the 21st Century.

"The aim of the programme is to enhance the rail travel experience," said Mr Jago. "The station environment is the litmus test of our stewardship of the railway for both the traveller and local community. We want the judgement to be positive and it is our intention to deliver," he added.

To be able to deliver such a massive programme of station work in the Surrey area, Railtrack has embarked on a pioneering concept of delivery with its construction partner, Kier Construction Limited.

Jim Thompson, Kier Construction Project Manager said: "Kier Construction is keen to demonstrate to the users of Epsom and Carshalton Beeches stations its commitment to delivering this work both safely and with a minimum of disruption. It is a source of pride to Kier that our excellent record in the construction business is carried through to the people of Surrey as we play our part in the railway renaissance."


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