Rail passengers thanked for patience after Worksop Station gets a fresh new look

Worksop Station is one of 35 across the Northern network to have been given a new lease of life with a facelift.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 11:35 am
Worksop Station has had a fresh lick of paint
Worksop Station has had a fresh lick of paint

The rail operator has given more than 9,700 metres of walls, waiting rooms, benches, railings, doors and window frames at the stations a fresh coat of paint. The area of the completed work measures the size of three football pitches.

Northern has invested more than £800,000 on improving the overall look of each station building to provide a better welcome for customers.

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The improvements come as part of Northern’s wider programme of transformation across the rail network.

Northern’s campaign – A Better Way to Go - highlights the work being done by the train operator to improve every step of the customer journey.

Tony Baxter, regional director at Northern, said: “I would like to thank our customers for their patience while improvement works were carried out.

“The stations look fantastic, and their new look will help us provide a better travelling experience for all our passengers.

“We are working hard to make sure our stations are safe, accessible and welcoming places for customers and even small changes – like giving our stations a fresh coat of paint - can make a big difference.

“Our A Better Way to Go campaign demonstrates the hard work that has taken place as we continue to transform rail travel in the north and I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved.”

People can go online and see what improvements have been made at their local station at https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/better.

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