New-look March railway station is ‘smarter and more pleasant’

March rail station footbridge, Restored.

March rail station footbridge, Restored. - Credit: Archant

March railway station now has a refurbished footbridge, a new non-slip surface and has been repainted in heritage colours.

 March rail station footbridge,

March rail station footbridge, - Credit: Archant

The work, which was carried out by Abellio Greater Anglia, also included improvements made to the platforms including replacement of copers (slabs at the platform edge), installation of new tactiles (the contoured slabs near the platform edge), repairs to the platform surface and improvements to platform drainage and repairs to the exterior and interior of the station buildings.

Some minor work to the windows and station buildings will continue until the end of the month.

Paul Stannard, Abellio Greater Anglia’s area customer service manager, said: “This significant programme of work at March station is resulting in a safer, smarter and more pleasant station environment for our customers.

“I would like to thank customers for their patience while the footbridge was closed for restoration.

“Abellio Greater Anglia is committed to upgrading stations across the network to make customers’ journeys better.”

Rail enthusiasts are invited to take a nostalgic step back in time when the Friends of March station hold a 1940s event at the station on Saturday July 23.

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The event, which takes place between 10am and 5pm, is free to attend and all are welcome.

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