UK Station Platform Works to Begin

9 February 2011 (Last Updated February 9th, 2011 18:30)

A major scheme to lengthen the platforms at nine railway stations in Essex, UK, will begin this week. The stations are Dagenham Dock, Rainham, Purfleet, Grays, Tilbury Town, East Tilbury, Stanford-le-Hope, Ockendon and Pitsea, which is also undergoing work to install footbridges and li

A major scheme to lengthen the platforms at nine railway stations in Essex, UK, will begin this week.

The stations are Dagenham Dock, Rainham, Purfleet, Grays, Tilbury Town, East Tilbury, Stanford-le-Hope, Ockendon and Pitsea, which is also undergoing work to install footbridges and lifts.

Once complete, the scheme will allow all stations on the Thameside route between London Fenchurch Street, Southend Central and Shoeburyness to handle 12-car trains.

The multimillion-pound scheme is being delivered by UK rail operator Network Rail and is expected to be complete by the end of the year.