Sliding doors premiere at shoeburyness station
National Express train operator c2c has fully re-opened Shoeburyness station following the completion of a £700k refurbishment project.
The new-look station has a wide modern entrance with sliding doors, replacing the old cramped “shed” entry to the station, which will make it easier for passengers to enter and exit the station at peak times. The redevelopment also includes a new canopy roof over the entrance to provide cover for passengers, new customer and staff toilets on the platform which replace the previous facilities which were housed in a temporary block next to the station, and new non-slip flooring for the booking office.
Shoeburyness Station Manager Julie Penn said: “The new-look station entrance and booking hall is a vast improvement on what existed before – it’s now much brighter and more airy inside, and the new wide doors remove a blind corner so it is much easier for customers to flow in and out during peak times.”
The station has refurbished under the National Station Improvement Plan.