Orpington News: Work begins on £435k railway station upgrade

Work has begun on a £435,000 project to improve facilities at Orpington railway station.

Builders moved on site last week and construction of a brand new booking hall at the station is underway. The money will be used to open a refurbished booking hall on platform one and to provide accessible ticket office windows.

The project also includes a new doorway into the booking hall and another doorway onto the platform as well as improved lighting in the booking hall.  A heated waiting room will be created on platform two, adjacent to the cafe, and improved customer information screens will be provided.

Alison Nolan, a manager at Southeastern, said: "We're creating a much more spacious booking hall with a queuing system, which will improve the ticket purchasing experience especially during peak periods.  The work will take several months to complete, so we'd like to thank our customers in advance for their patience during this time. Once the work is complete, the station booking hall will be more spacious with better access both into the booking hall and onto the platform."

The ticket office will be closed for the duration of the work. During this time, a temporary ticket office on platform six will be selling tickets. Ticket vending machines are available outside the front of both station entrances.

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