Tonbridge Station. Julie Houghton. NSIP- Background. National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP). A £150 million initiative set up by government. Tranche 1 - £100 million. Tranche 2 - £50 million. Beneficiaries must be in National Top 500 stations for passenger footfall.
National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP).
Southeastern Local Delivery Group (LDG)
- is chaired jointly by Southeastern and Network Rail, and the members include the project management teams, British Transport Police and Passenger Focus. This group has worked since the launch of NSIP to agree the priority stations and liaise with potential other fund holders to maximise the extent of works that could be considered.
Southeastern LDG share of Tranche 1 - £14.3 million
Southeastern LDG share of Tranche 2 - £5.02 million
For some stations (e.g. Dartford and Deptford) we have secured other funding up to £6m and this allows for complete new stations
This will replace the existing on platform 1 and 2.
This is a better fit with where on the platform passengers wait
And allows for the removal of the cabins currently forming a coffee shop and staff information point, with relocation into the current waiting room.
This reduces the congestion at the bottom of the stairs
Removal of redundant planters along platforms
This entrance will have new flooring, a dropped ceiling and will have an internal wall created beside the lift to enclose the area.
The dropped ceiling will have inset lighting, and will remove the ledges pigeons like to roost on.
Metal steps from the front of the station down to the alley for the car park will be replaced
We are in the detailed design stage currently.