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MP cuts the ribbon on railway station’s new platform shelter

The unveiling of the new platform shelter at Beccles Railway Station. Picture: East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership.

The unveiling of the new platform shelter at Beccles Railway Station. Picture: East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership.

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A new platform shelter has been unveiled at Beccles Railway Station as part of ongoing work to make the station a welcoming and attractive gateway to the town.

Waveney MP Peter Aldous cutting the ribbon on the new platform shelter at Beccles Railway Station. Picture: East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership.Waveney MP Peter Aldous cutting the ribbon on the new platform shelter at Beccles Railway Station. Picture: East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership.

The new shelter will provide a place for passengers to be better protected from the elements while waiting for a train, with the shelter being officially opened by Waveney MP Peter Aldous on Friday, June 15.

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership secured significant grant funding to provide the shelter, install new drainage and resurface the area, with works being carried out in conjunction with Greater Anglia.

Following the ribbon cutting Mr Aldous said: “I would like to thank the Community Rail Partnership for their work in securing the grant funding for these improvements, Greater Anglia for arranging the works and the Beccles Station Adopter Team for their continued efforts in making the station such a welcoming gateway to the town.”

The new platform shelter at Beccles Railway Station. Picture: East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership.The new platform shelter at Beccles Railway Station. Picture: East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership.

Funding for the project came through grants from the Department for Transport Designated Community Rail Development Fund and Suffolk County Council.

Future plans for the station include reinstating the rose garden, improving information for visitors to the area and installing new seating and LED platform lighting.

Waveney MP Peter Aldous cutting the ribbon on the new platform shelter at Beccles Railway Station. Picture: East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership.Waveney MP Peter Aldous cutting the ribbon on the new platform shelter at Beccles Railway Station. Picture: East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership.

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