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17.05.12

£700,000 improvements at Andover station

Andover station is set to receive a £700,000 upgrade as work begins this week. The scheme is funded by the National Station Improvement Programme, South West Trains and Test Valley Borough Council.

The upgrade includes the refurbishment of the waiting room and new station frontage as well as additional parking and drop-off space. The toilets will be improved and another set will be added to the Salisbury-bound platform.

Jake Kelly, customer service director for the joint Network Rail and South West Trains Alliance said: “Andover station’s forecourt will feel more spacious once the project is complete, enabling passengers to pass through the station more quickly and easily.

“Over the last few months, as well as adding a secure cycle compound at Andover, we have refurbished the booking hall and lowered the ticket office window for disabled passengers. The new station improvements will build on this, further strengthening our service to long distance commuters using Andover as their interchange.

“During this franchise we will be investing over £50m in our stations as these provide a gateway to our rail services. We appreciate being able to work with Test Valley Borough Council on this project”.

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