Following the disruption faced by rail passengers in the Summer 2018, the Secretary of State for Transport announced that Govia Thames Link Railway (GTR) would contribute £15 Million towards a passenger benefit fund which would be used to provide tangible benefits for customers. Edenbridge Town Station and Edenbridge Station will receive £30,000 each from this contribution.
On Monday 29 July 2019 Members of Edenbridge Town Council met at the Planning and Transportation Committee meeting and considered proposals for the Passenger Benefit Fund. Councillors decided to put forward the following to GTR:
- One physical item for each station
– Edenbridge Town – Automatic Doors to both sides of the waiting room.
– Edenbridge – Bollards and hashing to separate the Ticket Machine area from traffic in the car park.
- The balance being used to engage a consultant to prepare plans to improve access (particularly for disabled passengers) to both stations
The three month community engagement process is now over. GTR will review all ideas submitted and produce a final list of schemes for each of the stations. The final list will be reviewed with local passenger groups and Councils before being submitted to the Department of Transport for approval.
For more information about the passenger benefit fund visit www.passengerbenefitfund.co.uk