Using Potters Bar station made easier for commuters
January 28, 2010 by Gareth
It has sometimes been frustrating getting to work on time in Potters Bar when unforeseen problems occur on the rail network. Deadline based businesses, such as print companies in Potters Bar, can be highly inconvenienced if workers do not turn up for their shift on time.
Improvements were made to Potters Bar station in December 2008. Operators, First Capital Connect, in partnership with the local council made a big improvement to the station by building a new forecourt. The aim of the joint project was to make bus rail integration quicker and safer and provide additional parking for cycles.
First Capital Connect has continued to make further improvements to the station. A new information screens system came into operation around June 2009. The company installed four live running screens to keep travellers informed of events. In addition to these, a further six Summary of Departure Screens were installed at key strategic positions around the station.
Head of Projects Bob Crossfield said:
“The installation of new customer information screens will provide clear and accurate information at entrances to the station and on each platform and associated areas.”
The improved facilities have been welcomed by travellers. The station serves 1.6 million passengers a year. Printing companies in and around Potters Bar whose employees use the station, may have found the improved facilities beneficial to their time management. When delays are inevitable they can now know why and adjust the shift accordingly, keeping the presses running while the rest of the shift turns up.