Govia Thameslink Railway celebrates Bognor Regis Train Station with #StationsDay

Bognor Regis Train Station
Bognor Regis Train Station

Bognor Regis' train station is being showcased after improvements were made to the historic building.

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is showcasing the train station as well as improvements made at Stevenage, Newhaven Town, Farringdon, Cuffley and Hornsey in the past year to mark the first ever #StationsDay, a day which celebrates the £5.2billion investment to regenerate Britain's rail stations.

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A GTR spokesman said that more private and public investment will be spent across the UK to improve 178 stations by the end of 2019.

Rail minister Jo Johnson said: "This government is investing in the most significant upgrade of the UK rail network since Victorian times, spending over £48bn over the next five years to upgrade and build brand new stations across the network.

"This is delivering huge benefits for passengers at major stations including Liverpool Lime Street, London Bridge and Derby, as well as investment in five new stations. In July we also announced that we will invest £300m up to 2024 to improve access at selected stations, ensuring our rail network is open to everyone."

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A GTR spokesman said, in a range of changes over 12 months, it has made station access easier for passengers with mobility needs, improved cycle parking at 21 stations, and doubled the number of car parks featuring easier-to-use automatic number plate recognition.

Patrick Verwer, CEO at Govia Thameslink Railway said: "We're delighted to be playing our part in celebrating the revitalisation of our stations. When a station is revamped it stimulates the whole local community and working with our colleagues in Network Rail we are delivering better stations across the region.

"We're investing £50m improving stations for our passengers. Last year GTR made improvements to the value of £8m and a further £15million committed for next year."

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