Justine today attended a ceremony to mark the completion of the modernisation work at Putney Station.
Network Rail has invested about £12 million at Putney Station over the last five years. The series of upgrades at the station has seen extended platforms to accommodate longer, 10 car trains, the installation of lifts to provide step-free access from the concourse to all the platforms, a passenger assistance area on platforms 2 and 3, tactile paving on platforms 1, 2 and 3 to improve safety for passengers and a new canopy on platform 1 to provide a sheltered waiting area. The new heated booking hall has three additional ticket vending machines, a new ticket office and a fully accessible toilet. There are two new retail units in the booking hall which are now occupied by Café Nero and Land’s End Pasty Co. Finally, the station façade has been improved.
Justine was joined at the ceremony by the Chairman of Network Rail, Peter Hendy, and the Wessex Route Managing Director, Becky Lumlock.
Justine said: “It's great news for local commuters that the work at Putney Station is finally completed. Our local community now has a fully accessible Putney station with lifts which are a big help for parents with buggies and less mobile passengers, plus other improved facilities. That’s alongside the significant investment at Waterloo bringing more trains with extra capacity which will also help improve the quality and reliability of our daily commute.”