Wales’ Rail Stations to Get £85m Upgrade

16 November 2009 (Last Updated November 16th, 2009 18:30)

UK rail operator Network Rail has announced an £85m plan for Wales to improve over 120 railway stations. The plan is part of the operator's recently announced £3.25bn five-year railway station improvement plan for over 2,000 stations across Britain. The revamp plan for Welsh s

UK rail operator Network Rail has announced an £85m plan for Wales to improve over 120 railway stations.

The plan is part of the operator's recently announced £3.25bn five-year railway station improvement plan for over 2,000 stations across Britain.

The revamp plan for Welsh stations includes adding new lifts, stairways, toilets, waiting rooms, seats, shelters, shops and CCTV cameras, as well as longer, resurfaced platforms and passenger information systems.

The project will be funded by Network Rail, the Welsh Assembly Government, the Department for Transport, train operators, the Scottish Government, the Passenger Transport Executive Group and local authorities.

The operator will now carry out a three-month study, through online surveys, telephone surveys and focus groups, to find out passengers' preferences for the upgrades.