Renovation of Ipswich Railway Station and station forecourt

At the start of the important Princes Street corridor and one of our key Enterprise Zones is perhaps the town’s most significant gateway, Ipswich Railway Station.

The station welcomes volumes of commuters each year, and is crucial to the town’s economic success. Therefore, the completion of two schemes to modernise the station – which have since won two national awards – means that it can now more fully represent Ipswich’s value to the region and beyond.

Suffolk County Council led the work, completed in Spring 2017, in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council and Abellio Greater Anglia. A transformed forecourt has improved accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists, buses and taxis, easing congestion. Work to the main station building has created a much larger central concourse for passengers, with new and improved catering and retail options.

The National Stations Improvement Programme funded the development of Suffolk’s busiest railway station. The forecourt was rebuilt linking into the Travel Ipswich project, tasked with making our town more accessible for people walking or using public transport. Combined, the two schemes cost nearly £2m.

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