Chatham Railway Station undergoing £119,000 refurbishment

7 June 2023In Chatham1 Minutes

Improvements are underway at Chatham Railway Station as part of a £119,000 overhaul.

The work involves redecorating the booking hall and stairwells, better lighting and CCTV, and the installation of new power-assisted doors into the booking hall.

An intercom system is also being added to the platform side gates to allow station users to call for assistance from the car park.

The latest upgrade follows the long-awaited installation of lifts at the station for the first time in September last year.

The refurbishment is being delivered as part of a £4.4 million package of improvements to 21 stations in Kent and south east London, which was announced by Southeastern and Network Rail in March.

It’s hoped that the project will improve customer information and enhance the condition of the station.

Fiona Taylor, Network Rail’s Kent route director, said: “We are delighted to be making a significant investment into improving a number of stations across Kent and south east London in partnership with our colleagues at Southeastern.

“We are committed to improving the facilities at our stations and want our passengers to have the best possible experience when travelling by rail.”

The work is being designed and delivered by Southeastern on behalf of Network Rail, and is due for completion this year.