Maria Caulfield welcomes railway station improvements across her constituency

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed news that Southern Rail are to make improvements to four railway stations in her Lewes constituency.

The improvements are part of the Passenger Benefit Fund.  The fund is supporting a range of work across the network including waiting shelters, refurbished toilets, more seats, information screens, automatic doors, more cycle parking, refurbished waiting rooms, station planters and LED lighting.

Southern Rail have put together an area on their website to detail these projects station by station, you can download the list on www.southernrailway.com/improvingyourstations.  They will also be reporting progress on these schemes on Twitter using the hashtag #ImprovingYourStations. 

The railway stations in the Lewes constituency set to get improvements are Bishopstone, Cooksbridge, Newhaven Harbour, and Lewes. They are set to receive the following:

Bishopstone – Landscaping of Platform 2, Reinstating station room

Cooksbridge – Additional seating, the canopy over the ticket machine, cycle storage improvements

Lewes – Landscaping, seating, signage, toilet improvements

Newhaven Harbour – Community based artwork, landscaping

Maria Caulfield MP said “This is great news for rail passengers across the Lewes constituency who will have improved facilities at these railway stations thanks to Southern Rail and the Passenger Benefit Fund. As a commuter I spend a lot of time at railway stations and know that people need high standards of facilities such as toilets, seating, and space to escape the elements. Although many may not yet be commuting or using the railway as much as they were this time last year, these improvements will certainly improve their journeys when they return.”