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New look Honiton Railway Station

16:03 23 June 2011

Honiton train station re-opened after a major refurbishment. Andy Pitt (managing director of South West Trains), Cllr Stuart Hughes and Honiton

Honiton train station re-opened after a major refurbishment. Andy Pitt (managing director of South West Trains), Cllr Stuart Hughes and Honiton's mayor Vernon Whitlock, unveiled the plaque to commemorate the completion of the building's revamp. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 3755-25-11AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Completion of £1.4m improvement scheme marked by unveiling of brass plaque.

Honiton Railway Station was officially re-opened today (Thursday) following the completion of a £1.4m improvement scheme.

Boasting a larger booking hall, with new facilities, and ramp access to both platforms, the improvements were marked by the unveiling of a brass plaque.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s cabinet member for Transportation, pulled the cord, watched by Andy Pitt, managing director of South West Trains, and Councillor Vernon Whitlock, the Mayor of Honiton.

Mr Pitt said: “We are pleased to have delivered this significant project with our partners to provide a much improved station for Honiton’s passengers.

“It is great to see these new facilities. Passengers in Honiton rely on rail for over 328 thousand journeys every year, reflecting its importance to the community and local economy.

“I am sure local residents will take pride in the new look of their train station for years to come.”

Councillor Hughes said: “This is a major investment in the station at Honiton and I’m sure it will be much appreciated by all passengers travelling to and from the town.

“The improved accessibility will make it much easier for families with young children and disabled passengers to use this line, which not only serves local communities but is also an important link to London.

“The hourly service has seen visitor numbers increase and the new facilities will hopefully encourage more people to travel by train.”

What next for Honiton Railway Station? Find out in next week’s Midweek Herald - special report.

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