The ways that Hampton Court station will be improved are:
- Full overhaul, repair (where necessary) and redecoration of the locally-listed station buildings and concourse.
- Repair and retention of the canopies. The previous application, by Gladedale, did not include the retention of the station canopies.
- Brand new ticket machines for the station.
- Increased cycle parking, and replacement of cycle racks.
- Improved disabled access throughout the station
The station will stand next to the new public square – giving people a space to meet and a much better setting for the station than the current ugly hoardings surrounding the Jolly Boatman site that people have to walk past now.
Rob Lane of Alexpo said, “We are looking forward to working with Network Rail and South Western Railways to see Hampton Court station improved and we’re eager to get started on working to create a brand new public square for Hampton Court as well. We hope commuters, visitors to the Palace and local residents alike will find their journeys to and from Hampton Court a far nicer experience once the development is completed”.
As a reminder, the plans for the Hampton Court and Jolly Boatman development site include:
- 97 new homes for East Molesey on a brownfield site.
- A brand new public square
- A new foodstore
- A new café
- An improved car park with better disabled access
- An 87-bed hotel
- An improved Hampton Court station.
The works to improve the station are subject to detailed design being finalised by Network Rail’s station improvements team.