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Plans for new £26M Rochester rail station unveiled

Network Rail has revealed its plans to relocate Rochester railway station in Kent 500m north today.

The new station will be built on land next to Corporation Street north of the current site and is part of a wider £135M investment programme by Network Rail in Kent.

Network Rail will submit its formal application to Medway Council this spring with the station due to be completed in winter 2015.

The new station will have three platforms, all of which will be able to accommodate longer trains with up to 12 carriages, and better facilities for passengers including accessible toilets with baby changing facilities, cycle racks and retail. There will also be step-free access to all platforms and improved station car parking.

East Kent’s resignalling project includes extending platforms at Strood station, an additional platform at Rainham station, renewing signalling equipment between Longfield and Sittingbourne and Beltring and Strood and upgrading seven level crossings.

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