Rail sta­tion re­vamp is on track

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Hobson's Choice Extra -

RAIL bosses have an­nounced an on­go­ing £3 mil­lion re­vamp of Peter­bor­ough sta­tion is on tar­get to be com­pleted by mid-june.

Work started last year with im­prove­ments to plat­forms four and five and the cre­ation of a new wait­ing room on plat­form two.

Dun­can Fraser, East Coast Sta­tion Man­ager at Peter­bor­ough Sta­tion, said: “The re-de­vel­op­ment is com­ing on nicely with key im­prove­ments un­der­way, in­clud­ing en­larg­ing the con­course and in­stal­la­tion of au­to­matic gates to im­prove se­cu­rity.

“There will be a small amount of dis­rup­tion to cus­tomers us­ing the car park but this will ul­ti­mately con­trib­ute to­wards an im­proved trav­el­ling and work­ing en­vi­ron­ment.”

The project is funded by train op­er­a­tor East Coast, which man­ages the sta­tion, and Net­work Rail through the Gov­ern­ment’s Na­tional Sta­tions Im­prove­ment Pro­gramme (NSIP).

But once com­plete, Net­work Rail will be­gin a sep­a­rate £43mil­lion up­grade to cre­ate ex­tra plat­forms. It will de­liver eas­ier ac­cess with new lifts and longer plat­forms.

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