Passengers using Farnborough railway station are now benefitting from the completion of the £550,000 upgrade of the stations facilities. The final phase of the station upgrade, started earlier this year, has seen improvements to key facilities.
This includes the provision of a larger, brighter, more accessible ticket office, making it easier to buy tickets. Passenger facilities have also been improved, with more ticket gates making access to the platforms easier at busy times, a revamped waiting room with better passenger information and a new retail unit allowing passengers to buy refreshments and newspapers. New fully accessible toilets have also been installed with baby changing facilities.
Jake Kelly, Customer Service Director for the South West Trains/Network Rail Alliance, said:
“The completion of the upgrade of facilities at Farnborough will encourage more passengers to travel by rail to work and for pleasure. The vastly improved modern facilities will make passenger journeys more comfortable. Stations remain the gateway to the railway and we are committed to invest £50 million in our stations by 2017.
“Our customers using Farnborough have already benefitted from the considerable investment in the station. This has delivered a redesigned bus and coach interchange, more cycling and car park spaces and a new footbridge and lifts making the station fully accessible.”