Norfolk County Council has spent nearly £87,000 to secure major improvements in train information and security that are now in use at Wymondham and Attleborough railway stations.

This involves the installation of Customer Information Screens (CIS) and an automatic Public Address (PA) system at the two stations, giving customers access to real-time train running information for the first time. To improve security on all platforms, CCTV cameras have been introduced, supported by digital recording equipment.

Adrian Gunson, Cabinet Member for Planning & Transportation, said he hoped the latest improvements at the two stations would give people more confidence to travel by rail.

"Both stations have seen more passengers using them over recent years, and this scheme complements recent work, carried out with the train operator, to provide better lighting, seating, cycle facilities and signage at both stations, and also improved parking at Wymondham. These latest improvements mean that people can feel safer using the station, and will have up to date information on the train arrival time."

Andrew Chivers, Managing Director National Express East Anglia said:

"I am delighted that National Express has worked in partnership with Norfolk County Council to provide our customers at Attleborough and Wymondham with improved levels of information and security through the provision of customer information screens, public address systems and CCTV.

"These benefits will further improve the customer experience for rail passengers, building on the initiatives National Express has taken forward to introduce customer service staff at these stations. I am very grateful for the support and investment made by Norfolk County Council in improving customer facilities at Norfolk rail stations."