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New station shelter vandalised 

Three days after it was built,  the new passenger shelter at Brookmans Park Station has been vandalised.

The attack, which happened during the day on Wednesday, December 1st, left the platform strewn with glass.

The shelter was erected at the weekend by Railtrack as part of its renovation programme for the station.

Railtrack had responded to complaints from commuters, expressed on this site, who have had to stand in the open without protection from the wind and rain for more than four years.

Renovation programme

The area manager, Phil Heath, inspected the station in November prior to a meeting with the North Mymms Residents’ Association at which he outlined the renovation plans. The new shelter was the first phase in that project.

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Railtrack had intended to put Perspex sheeting in the new shelter but it appears glass was used instead.

Mr Heath has been notified about the damage and is investigating as a matter of urgency.  It is hoped the glass can be replaced with the Perspex in the near future.

Railtrack had hoped that CCTV cameras could be installed at the same time as the new shelter was erected,  in an effort to deter the vandals, but the cameras have yet to be put in place.

The shelter was the first of three planned for the station with another to be built on the London-bound platform and one on the Welwyn-bound platform in January 2000.

The platforms at the station were also due to be resurfaced with block paving and new drainage.

Contact Railtrack and WAGN

Phil Heath is happy to answer any e-mails about the service Railtrack provides and can be contacted via a special e-mail address set up by the site as a channel for feedback.

If you have any issues to raise you can write to and you can also raise issues in the 'Have Your Say' section of this site.

Suzanne Page of WAGN is also happy to answer any e-mails from commuters on the services her company provides and again a special e-mail address has been set up for this purpose.

You can message Suzanne on and again you can raise issues in the 'Have Your Say' section as well.

December 1, 1999

Related news items

New shelter for station - Nov 29, 1999
Station shelter - work underway - Nov 11, 1999
New waiting room to be built next week - Nov 11, 1999
Station facelift brought forward - Nov 4, 1999
Vandals target station waiting room - Nov 2, 1999
Local residents to meet Railtrack - Oct 15, 1999
Vandalism to track damages train - Sept 9
Railtrack invite feedback on station  -  Sept 5
Railtrack to tackle vandalism  -  August 23, 1999
New plans to beat vandals -  July 13, 1999
Crackdown on station vandalism -  July 9, 1999
Station face-lift hits buffers -  March 19, 1999
WAGN failures -  August 20, 1998
WAGN anger - July 12, 1998

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