Station revamp right on track
PLANS to give Yatton Railway Station a major facelift are to go ahead. At a meeting earlier this month, members of the public and representatives
PLANS to give Yatton Railway Station a major facelift are to go ahead.At a meeting earlier this month, members of the public and representatives from North Somerset Council, Yatton Parish Council and Friends of Yatton Station Garden, met with representatives of the Severnside Community Rail Partnership and First Great Western to discuss improving and increasing facilities at the station.Following the meeting, rail group First Great Western (FGW) has said it will install a second ticket machine and an information point which will enable passengers to contact customer services when the station is unmanned. Station buildings will also be jet-cleaned and repainted over the next few weeks. Plans are also under way for the Brandon Trust to refurbish a station building and provide new disabled toilets, a cafe and improved waiting room facilities by next year.FGW also agreed to investigate poor drainage in the car parks and areas of station 'scrubland', improve the station tannoy system and restore the footbridge roof. The next stage of the facelift will be a site meeting between Severnside, FGW, Friends of Yatton Station Garden and the National Trust to see what is needed to revitalise the station garden.