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11.12.17

Strood station reopens after £2m improvements

Southeastern has reopened Strood station following its £2.59m upgrade.

The work is part of the National Station Improvement Programme (NSIP) and Medway Council’s plans to regenerate the area.

The new station features a much larger booking hall, a new waiting room and improved passenger facilities.

Strood is one of five stations in Medway, and the area is undergoing a 20 year regeneration project, which Southeastern says is aiming to bring over £1bn of private sector investment to the area.

David Wornham, passenger services director at Southeastern, said that the train operator is "delighted" to open the renovated station.

He continued: “We have worked in close partnership with Medway Council who co-funded the project. 

“The new station shows how Southeastern’s investment in our network is contributing to wider economic and community development in Medway and North Kent.”

Cllr Rodney Chambers, Medway Council’s portfolio holder covering the Local Growth Fund, added: “More people are living, working, studying and visiting Medway than ever before and it is vital that we continue to provide good infrastructure.

“Strood’s new railway station is another example of Medway Council successfully partnering with Southeastern and Network Rail to invest in gateway stations across Medway.

“The newly improved stations give visitors a fantastic first impression of the area, as soon as they step off the train.”

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Comments

Andrew Gwilt   12/12/2017 at 02:07

It looks similar or different to Rochester station that was relocated and reopened in 2015 few miles from Strood.

Twilg   13/12/2017 at 10:44

When are the "similar or different" upgrades to Marks Tey and Sudbury stations due to be completed?

Andrew Gwilt   13/12/2017 at 20:59

Never. Just stop talking about it.

GW   14/12/2017 at 17:23

How many solar panels have been included? Time for some forward thinking.

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