Capital investment

PUBLISHED: 11:33 13 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:58 06 May 2010

PASSENGERS will see improvements to train services which run through Herts and Beds, according to a new rail operator. First Capital Connect recently took over from Thameslink Trains. The new operator has promised to be more visible at stations with more

PASSENGERS will see improvements to train services which run through Herts and Beds, according to a new rail operator.

First Capital Connect recently took over from Thameslink Trains.

The new operator has promised to be more visible at stations with more staff, British Transport Police officers and community support officers.

They also plan to install more CCTV cameras.

The toilets at Stevenage station will be refurbished providing customers with "a fresh, welcoming, clean, durable, vandal proof, accessible, safe and easy to maintain facility that customers will be proud of".

* LONDON Travel-watch has criticised a decision to allow new services linking London to the North East but not stopping at Stevenage.

Grand Central has won the rights to operate services between London King's Cross passing through Stevenage calling at York, Thirsk, Northallerton, Eaglescliffe and Hartlepool.

However, the service will not stop at Stevenage - a decision which has outraged London TravelWatch, the transport users' watchdog.

London Travelwatch wants to see more stops at Stevenage helping to ease congestion at King's Cross.


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