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New photos of temporary ticket office at Maidstone East Railway Station as part of £2.5m regeneration work

Photos reveal how progress is being made on a huge redevelopment of a town centre railway station.

A temporary ticket office now stands outside Maidstone East station, complete with three booths.

There are three booths at the temporary ticket office which stands separately to the main station
There are three booths at the temporary ticket office which stands separately to the main station

It can be accessed via a ramp or stairs, and is framed in sunny yellow railings.

Signs have been fixed to the walls, as well as two information screens, security cameras and an alarm system all having been installed.

There is also an awning to protect passengers from the rain.

It has been erected so refurbishment of the main ticket office can take place.

The derelict Vic pub which stood, boarded up, in front of Maidstone East station for many years, was finally demolished earlier this year.

Sky and trees are now visible behind the fencing which still encloses the site.

These bright yellow railings are hard to miss
These bright yellow railings are hard to miss

From Station Road, County Hall can be seen, previously blocked by the pub.

Work began on the £2.5 million project in September 2018.

When finished, the station will feature a spacious landscaped entrance, a glass front, a waiting room, café, ticket office, and staff room.

The redevelopment is funded by the rail industry through the National Stations Improvement Programme and by Kent County Council's Local Growth Fund.

These works are part of a much wider scheme of improvements taking place to create what Maidstone Borough Council hopes will be a gateway to the town.

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