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Station improvements

As one of the best connected towns in the UK, Ashford's railway station is the welcome point for thousands of commuters and visitors every day.

To ensure everyone who arrives in Ashford gets a worthy welcome, a series of improvements are under way to give Ashford the kind of station a town served by a high speed rail link deserves.

Initial changes to the forecourt and passenger facilities including extending the booking hall, a new cafe and improved lighting, toilets and platform waiting areas were completed in December.

The final phase of works include a stunning public square with new seating, landscaping and walkways and better access for cyclists and pedestrians.

The improvements will mirror the quality and design of other exciting changes that have already taken place or are planned for the town to further promote Ashford as best placed in Britain.

Optimum Consultancy has been appointed as project managers and Gillespies as landscape designers.

The £2.5m improvements are being paid for through government’s Growth Area Funding as part of a programme of projects coordinated by Ashford’s Future.

For more information on the proposals download this leaflet - PDF 725Kb