London station waiting shelter ‘finds new home’ in Norfolk
Greater Anglia has rehomed a waiting shelter which was no longer required following the redevelopment of a London Station
The rail operator has found a new home for the shelter which used to be located at Tottenham Hale and is now protecting rural Norfolk train passengers from sun, wind and rain.
Roughton Road station is on the Norwich to Sheringham line and has also seen the installation of brand-new LED lighting as well as a bench.
Tottenham Hale is an inner London station and its redevelopment saw a project carried out between Transport for London and Haringey Council and also coordinated with the support of Greater Anglia, London Overground and Network Rail. The project has seen a new station building as well as an enlarged concourse however, temporary building works saw a number of ticket machines as well as shelters to cover them moved outside.
Following the temporary building works, the majority of machines were relocated indoors however, one of the shelters was only two years old and was no longer required. Greater Anglia swooped on the opportunity as Roughton Road was in need of a new shelter and oversaw its move from London for its installation at the small rural station.
Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s asset management director said: “This is a great example of how our teams can work together to ensure equipment – such as shelters here – can be reused where it’s most needed.
“This will help improve the experience for our customers at Roughton Road, giving them a pleasant space to wait in before their train arrives.”
Investing more than £1 million in station improvements, Greater Anglia has seen the installation of nine new waiting shelters, the refurbishment of eight station toilet facilities and a massive 450 platform benches across 76 of its stations in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.