Huntingdon railway station to be refurbished

Huntingdon Railway Station

Huntingdon Railway Station - Credit: Archant

THE ticket hall at Huntingdon station is to be refurbished, First Capital Connect (FCC) has announced.

The firm said the work, which will start on May 7 and take four weeks, will be sympathetic to the traditional design of the Grade II listed building which was opened in 1850 and is currently used by about 1.67million passengers a year.

Wood panelling will be renewed, redundant fittings and cabling will be removed, new lighting will be fitted both inside and out, with heritage style lamps on the exterior of the building and the interior will be painted.

First Capital Connect customer service director Keith Jipps said: “This is a great project. Passengers are going to benefit from new flooring which will reduce the risk of slips and trips. The new paint and lighting will give the station a much smarter, lighter feel to the entire station. ”

To minimise disruption, FCC said the work will take place at night. However, to allow contractors to maximise the time available to them, the ticket office will close at 7pm, an hour earlier than normal.