Passenger using Saxmundham station will soon benefit from a programme of works that includes major improvements to the station car park.
Work began 10 February to greatly expand the existing 18 space car park to 51 spaces; several of those will be for disabled parking along with dedicated parking for motorcycles. Improved CCTV is also part of the scheme. The project is expected to take a few months to complete; during this time the number of spaces will reduced to allow the works to take place.
Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, Simone Bailey, said, “We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is essential to enable us to carry out the improvements which will really improve this station and benefit those who use it in the long term – and prepare for increased usage in the future as the number of rail passengers continues to grow.”
The car park expansion is the first phase of a project to restore the entire station which was badly damaged during a fire in 2018.
The station building will be sympathetically transformed into single storey structure which will feature an air conditioned waiting room fitted with CCTV, free Wifi and charging points for laptops and mobile phones. A new area for self service ticket machines will also be created.
The project includes the full refurbishment of Platform 2, the Lowestoft-bound platform.