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New shelter for station
The first of three new shelters has been built at Brookmans Park station offering commuters on the London bound platform their first protection against the elements for three years.
The shelter, measuring 21 foot by 7, is made of transparent sheeting held together by a grey metal frame.
It is designed to offer protection from the wind and rain and does not have seats.
Early in 2000, another will be built further down the same platform.
At that point the old waiting room, which has been boarded up for more than three years following vandalism, will be demolished.
A third shelter is to be built on the Welwyn-bound platform, again in the New Year.
The station's platforms are also to be resurfaced and improved drainage installed.
Increased security is to be added with vandal proof CCTV cameras due to be installed.
Already security patrols have been increased to two a night as Railtrack respond to local concerns about vandalism at the station.
The new shelters were announced by the area manager for Railtrack, Phil Heath, who had been responding to the concerns expressed on this site by commuters.
Mr Heath visited the area, inspected the station and met members of the North Mymms Residents' Association to explain his strategy for dealing with the problem.
A plan for a new station entrance and exit via the car park was suggested at that meeting.
Since then Railtrack's Phil Heath has spoken to representatives from WAGN, West Anglia Great Northern, about the plan.
The cost of creating a new footbridge, locate a ticket machine in the car park area and block off the old exit could be considerable.
Mr Heath says that in the past millennium grants have been made available for such projects and the Residents' Association is now considering whether to make a bid for such a grant.
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.
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.
November 29, 1999
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