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Penge West station receives regeneration boost


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Railtrack plc

Penge West station receives regeneration boost
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date
7 November 1997
source Railtrack plc
type Press release



The construction workers now on site at Penge West station are carrying out £250,000 of work as part of Railtrack's station regeneration programme.

The £250,000 will see repairs to the platform surfaces, refurbishment of the station building, replacement of the waiting shelter and the erection of fencing.

Chris Jago, Director Railtrack Southern, said: "The work at this station and at hundreds across the country is designed to bring stations to an acceptable standard that we, our train operator colleagues and the station users 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 Kent area Railtrack has embarked on a pioneering concept of delivery with its construction partner, Kier Construction Limited.

Jim Thompson, Kier's Project manager said of the work, "Kier Construction is keen to demonstrate to the users of Penge West station 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 as we play our part in the railway renaissance."


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