PICTURES: Weston Railway Station’s Sunnyside Road entrance reopens
- Credit: Archant
Weston-super-Mare’s ‘gateway to the town’ has reopened for the first time in three years.
The Sunnyside Road entrance to Weston Railway Station now has automated ticket barriers and an upgraded entrance to platform one.
Great Western Railway (GWR) funded the scheme, including gates on both sides, which cost in excess of £1million.
There is also improved security at the station, with the main entrance being staffed.
Weston Town Council is also seeking grant aid to make further improvements to both entrances which will focus on access for disabled passengers, fresh signs, refurbished windows and more greenery.
You may also want to watch:
Central Ward Councillor Richard Nightingale said: “Our station is a gateway to our town, it should be welcoming, a pleasure to use and accessible by everyone.
“This entrance is a big step forward towards a station we can all be proud of.
- 1 Boy, 17, 'with machete' arrested in village
- 2 Weston Mercury building up for sale
- 3 Fire service investigates vehicle workshop blaze
- 4 Mystery of hillside artwork in Somerset village revealed
- 5 Who you can vote for in Avon and Somerset PCC elections
- 6 Contractors chosen to design Banwell bypass
- 7 Council hits out at 'flawed' report ranking Weston as second-worst seaside town
- 8 Royal Pier Hotel redevelopment would 'help to regenerate town'
- 9 New headteacher for village first school
- 10 Hot air balloons return to Weston
“Now lifts to both platforms need to be fitted, while also revamping the rest of the station, without further delay.”
Station manager Victoria Franks said: “With more than 270,000 passenger journeys a year through Weston, GWR recognises the importance the station holds to the local community and economy, and I am delighted to see these improvements completed.
“Alongside new Intercity Express Trains operating through Weston providing more seats, these changes will be of real benefit to those who use the railway.”