On Thursday 5 October, Southeastern & partners celebrated second place for ‘Snodland Station’ event for most enhanced station buildings & surroundings at the National Community Rail Awards 2017 at Derby Roundhouse.
Snodland Station is a grade 2 listed building built in 1856 and has been refurbished to cater for the growing number of passengers using the station since the introduction of high speed services 5 years ago. Coinciding with 160 years of the station the refurbishment created a transport interchange, an extended car park and saw the ticket office re-open for the first time since 1986 providing passengers with a brighter and more accessible station with re-instated period features. This success of this project was its early liaison and ongoing communication and cooperation between Southeastern and a wide variety of partners.
The awards, which are now in their 13th year, recognise the important but often unsung work carried out by community rail partnerships and station adoption groups, amongst others, who provide a welcome social and economic contribution, with their activities, to their communities.
David Wornham, Passenger Services Director Southeastern
‘Stations are a part of our community and Snodland has gone from strength to strength serving the demands of the local area and business, this recognition is great credit to everyone involved who has transformed Snodland into the vibrant transport hub we see today’
Sue Murray, Chair of Kent Community Rail Partnership
“The ACORP Gala Awards Night was a wonderful celebration of all things Community Rail and to receive acknowledgement for ourselves and our partners as runners up with the refurbishment of Snodland Station and its environment was just the icing on the cake.”