Plymouth rail station to enter next phase of redevelopment

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Plymouth rail station to enter next phase of redevelopment

Author: Ashley Curtis - 14 June 2013

Plymouth rail station is ready to enter the next phase of redevelopment later this month, reports

The third phase in the station's access improvement scheme will see new footways, cycle parking, safer pedestrian crossing points and new zebra crossings constructed, adds

Furthermore the fourth phase will focus development on the Saltash Road footway between the station and the recently improved pedestrian and cycle area in North Cross.

Construction of both phases is expected to take around five months.

The council's work follows changes to the station design by First Great Western which has included creating a new station front, upgraded waiting rooms, new customer information systems and new toilets.

First Great Western also announced it will be investing a further £500,000 on improving the subway between platforms sometime this year.

Councillor Mark Coker, cabinet member for transport on the council, commented on the transformation: "As one of the key gateways into Plymouth it's important that the train station is not only safe and convenient for people to use, but also gives visitors a warm welcome and good lasting impression of the city.

"Transforming the station is one of the current administration's priorities and these improvements will benefit the local economy as well as all rail passengers," he added.

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