A planned upgrade of the railway station at Elstree & Borehamwood station is set to go ahead now that Thameslink has awarded the £1.5m contract.
The changes will see the existing building deepened to create space for 6 ticket gates instead of four, larger toilets, and two sets of entrances instead of just one.
While the ticket hall is being enlarged much of the space is being given over to a revamped coffee shop and an enlarged supermarket. An option for a 3rd retail kiosk (in the former toilets) also exists in the plans.
The new building will be deeper than the current one, as can be seen on the plans below, where the ticket barriers are in the same location on both drawings.
Thameslink also said that the ticket office will be reconfigured to prevent queuing passengers from blocking passengers passing through, but didn’t mention that the planning application also sees the ticket office shrink from two counters to one.
There will also be improved cycle parking facilities, but no additional space for more bicycles.
Planning permission was granted back in May, and construction of the enlarged ticket hall area is due to start later this month.