£100,000 revamp at village station

Cuffley Station

Cuffley Station - Credit: Archant

WORK has started on a £100,000 the revamp of Cuffley railway station forecourt.

Funding from Hertfordshire County Council means passengers at the First Capital Connect-run station will benefit from improved transport links and new, dedicated drop-off parking spaces.

FCC said there will also be “a smoother ride for bus passengers thanks to an improved bus turning area”.

Contractors started on Monday (June 17) and have begun alteration works one of the existing traffic islands to make it easier for buses to turn when leaving the car park.

Once that is completed, both islands will be hoarded off for work to create three new parking spaces and four new drop-off spaces.

The drop off spaces will be linked to the station by a new zebra crossing.

Finally, once the new spaces are open, the bus stop will be moved to the side of the car park for a week to allow for resurfacing work and the installation of new kerbs.

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The improvements are expected to be finished in August.

FCC insisted that passengers “will experience little disruption with buses calling as normal”.

FCC customer service director Keith Jipps said: “It is fantastic to be able to work with Hertfordshire County Council. Partnerships like this allow us to make a real difference to Cuffley residents using our rail services.”