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Great Yarmouth train station to undergo makeover before Royal visit

PUBLISHED: 15:04 23 February 2012

Greater Anglia’s Ann Kirkham and Jane McLeman, of the Great Yarmouth Customer Service team,

Greater Anglia's Ann Kirkham and Jane McLeman, of the Great Yarmouth Customer Service team,

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GREAT Yarmouth train station has been undergoing a makeover in time for the Prince of Wales' visit.

The platform will be decorated with new shrubs, colourful hanging baskets and there will be a plethora of pots.

Greater Anglia’s Ann Kirkham and Jane McLeman, of the Great Yarmouth Customer Service team, together with colleagues from the Customer Service North team have worked to plant a vast array of seasonal flowers in hanging baskets and tubs to bring some late-winter cheer to the Norfolk station. The colourful plants and flowers were provided by local Norfolk firm Moulton Nurseries.

The new plants and flowers are just one element of a broader programme of planned activity to improve the environment at the station for the benefit of rail passengers and visitors to the station. This work includes a thorough deep clean of the station area, weeding, re-signage, re-marking of the car park and new display boards featuring local visitor information, produced in association with the RSPB.

James Steward Greater Anglia’s Rural Area Manager said floral displays are the first step of planned improvements.

“The flowers really brighten up the station, cheering up the station environment for everyone who visits.

“These new floral displays are just the first step in a range of improvements we have planned at Great Yarmouth station, including a thorough deep clean, a newly marked car park, some new signage and display boards which will both enhance the station environment and improve information provision for visitors.”

Network Rail will be weeding the track before the Prince’s arrival.

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