Farnham station’s waiting room is to be revamped with new and improved features to help customers relax and work while waiting for a train.
Responding to changing post-pandemic working patterns, South Western Railway (SWR) aims to help its customers be more productive thanks to new workstations with USB sockets and wireless phone chargers at ten stations including Farnham.
The waiting rooms' appearances will be refreshed with new decorations on walls and ceilings, along with new flooring, while new seating and improved heating will make them more comfortable.
More than £400,000 is being invested in total by SWR.
Stations will also be made greener and more accessible, with new environmentally- friendly LED lighting where not already installed, more priority seating space and lower-level workstations for customers who use wheelchairs.
It comes as Department for Transport figures suggest passenger numbers have recovered to around 90 per cent of pre-Covid levels.
SWR will also add new noticeboards in some of the waiting rooms for local people to use, creating an additional shared resource for station community organisations, such as Community Rail Partnerships and station adoption groups.
Peter Williams, customer and commercial director for South Western Railway, said: “SWR is committed to providing a modern, sustainable, and accessible railway for all our customers, helping them to make the most of their time, wherever they are on our network.
“That’s why we are delighted to be making these significant investments as part of our ongoing effort to enhance the customer experience at our stations.”