Station upgrade work steams ahead

Thu 4 April 2013, 10:59 am

Barking Station is set to get new waiting rooms and a café in the next phase of rolling upgrade work.

The £300,000 project, scheduled for later this year, comes on top of operator c2c’s recent £65,000 renovation of the station’s toilets.

Last summer, Barking and Dagenham Council repaved the public space outside the station, which is used by 21,000 passengers a day and is the is the second busiest on the Southend Line after Fenchurch Street.

Station manager Suzanne Lingwood said the latest improvements were part of a £12 million investment package for stations on the line.

“Barking is one of the busiest stations on the c2c network so our passengers will be glad to know we’ve spent more than a penny on these facilities,“ she said.

“The toilets have been completely transformed, and passengers can now be confident about using them in comfort.”

The station also boasts a grade-II listed booking hall.

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