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New station for Wolverton officially opened today

Wolverton's newly refurbished railway station will be officially opened this afternoon.

Rail users are now able to use the new facilities of a new ticket office and booking hall, toilets and a seated waiting area.

Construction of the new station building began in June last year and the building work was managed by Milton Keynes Council, with funding coming from the government's Growth Area Fund.

The building has been designed to be sympathetic to the historic Victorian buildings around it whilst incorporating a modern and airy feel. The specialist timber beams are on show inside and outside the building under the slate roof and the glass wall panels ensure the interior receives natural light. The modern yet traditional look of the station building is another key achievement in the rejuvenation of the area.

"Wolverton has a very special place in Britain's railway heritage. We are delighted that this project gives today's rail users completely updated facilities while respecting this special heritage."

– Cllr John Bint, Cabinet Member for Transport Milton Keynes Council

The building will be officially handed over to Network Rail and train operator London Midland in a ceremony this afternoon.

"Thousands of people living and working in Wolverton rely on the railway every day. Wolverton has always been a railway town, and the new facilities at the station will deliver long-lasting benefits for the community."

– Simon Whitehorn, Network Rail

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