Funding will be spent on town’s station

RAIL passengers in Bognor Regis will see the town’s station improve as it gets a slice of more than £1m of funding.

Southern, which operates Bognor Regis Railway Station, has announced the cash is to be spent on accessibility and passenger information improvements and Bognor is one of ten stations set to benefit from the investment.

Kirsty Monk, Southern’s accessibility manager said: “It is great that year-on-year we have more money to invest in access improvements across our network.

“We believe in listening to our passengers to find where this investment is most needed and targeting the improvements.

“I therefore believe that this investment will enhance the investment and effort in improving access across the network and support our passengers to use our network by removing barriers to access and promoting our accessibility.”

Money will be spent on installing automatic doors to the town’s railway station ticket office and putting in an accessible ticket office counter.

Suggestions for the improvements have been put forward by passengers as well as Southern’s staff.

Other stations in the area which are set to benefit are Chichester and Fishbourne.

Also included in the works across the network will be additional hearing loops at selected stations, more station wheelchairs and new guides and leaflets.

The money comes jointly from the Southern-funded annual minor access works fund and the Department for Transport’s small schemes fund (part of the Access for All programme).

The improvements are due to be completed by July of next year.