Residents have been urged to give their views on plans to refurbish Barking Station by Be First planners today.

The proposals from C2C look to retain the Grade II listed building’s roof which was closely modelled on Italy’s best-known railway station, the iconic 50s modernist structure Roma Termini.

Caroline Harper, Be First’s Chief Planning Director, said: “There’s no doubt Barking station is in need of refurbishment and improvements, especially to address the congestion problems.

“And they also help our wider ambitious plans to create a vibrant, buzzing Barking town centre.”

The plans from C2C aim to:

  • establish better passenger movement through the station
  • improve the layout and quality of the retail spaces
  • improve the location of the existing ticket barrier and reinstate the second gate-line that was in the original 1959 layout
  • tidy up and enhance the building’s appearance

If you want  to make a comment please see here.

The consultation ends on 11 March.

Be First London