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Witham Station New Entrance and Extended Footbridge Opens
20 Sep 2011

The new second entrance to National Express East Anglia’s Witham station is now open, providing improved access for commuters using this busy gateway.

The new entrance has been funded jointly by Essex County Council, Network Rail and the Department for Transport and now provides a direct link from the station car park to the platforms. A new staircase and passenger lift joins up with an extended station footbridge, meaning passengers no longer have to negotiate a walk from Easton Road to the main station entrance.

The second entrance also improves accessibility for disabled passengers and those with pushchairs, and the scheme includes disabled parking and covered cycle racks adjacent to the new entrance.

County Councillor Tracey Chapman, Essex County Council Member for Highways & Transportation said: “Essex County Council is committed to improving access to public transport, so I am very pleased that we have been able to contribute to the second entrance at Witham station. This will make a real difference to passengers, improving access to the platforms and making journeys easier for everyone.”

Jackie Gibbs, Head of Customer Service North for National Express East Anglia said: “The work to install a second entrance at Witham station represents a significant upgrade for our customers improving accessibility at one of our busiest stations in Essex. I am very grateful to Essex County Council and for the contribution of our other partners and the station team at Witham in ensuring a successful outcome for this project.”