North East Herts MP Oliver Heald was shown improvements at Royston Station, including new temporary stairs and railings to help passengers move from platform to platform while the old rail passenger bridge is closed being assessed for repairs. A new defibrillator has been installed and garden works have been done and new planters installed. Marc Edwards, Area Station Manager - left in photo - and Katherine Ware HCC Lead on Sustainable Travel Towns - centre in photo- showed Oliver the improvements. Katherine explained the new initiative to create Sustainable Travel Towns with Royston and Letchworth having been chosen for the project.
Commenting Oliver said: “ The garden improvements at Royston have certainly lifted the look of our station and I am glad regular gardening will be continuing. The new steps and railings are very helpful while the passenger bridge is out of action for its safety assessment. It was also good to see the defibrillator, which can save lives. I was pleased Letchworth and Royston were chosen for the sustainable Travel Town initiative. This will look at the sustainability of using pedestrian and cycling with public transport and having stations close to the centre of both towns works well for this. I am sure there are many ways of improving sustainability and also ensuring the safety of cycles.”