Work is set to begin this month on a £3 million improvement scheme at Ipswich station which will see the addition of a new shop, relocated ticket office, better staff facilities, and relocated/upgraded toilets. The project will also see the station completely rewired to provide more modern and sustainable lighting.
The works are the the second and final phase of a scheme that began three years ago.
At that time Greater Anglia made £2 million in improvements that included the creation of a waiting area inside the station, the relocation of shops and refurbishment to the existing ticket office. Additional ticket machines were also installed.
Greater Anglia also partnered with Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council to reconfigure the station forecourt which resulted in better walking routes for pedestrians, an improved bus interchange and segregated drop off area for taxis.
Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, said: “We’re pleased to be starting the final phase of work at Ipswich station.
“There will be minimal impact to customers while the work takes place. It is due to be completed next summer.
“Last year, around 3.5 million people used the station, so we’re pleased to improve facilities for customers who are currently travelling and those who will travel again in the future.”