UTTOXETER Railway Station is benefiting from a share of more than £1.5 million worth of improvements across the Midlands.
East Midlands Trains has revealed that the town’s station has received a new accessible overbridge as part of its commitment to make improvements at 23 different stations over the last year.
Many of the schemes have been delivered in partnership with Network Rail and local authorities across the network through the National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP), ATOC cycle fund and the Department for Transport’s Access for All Scheme.
The company said that investment in new and improved facilities on the East Midlands Trains network has delivered a wide range of benefits for passengers including around 800 additional cycle spaces, better waiting facilities, new seating and refurbished toilets.
Andy Moore, head of stations for East Midlands Trains, said: “As well as working on the larger station schemes, such as Nottingham, our teams have been busy working on a range of improvements to stations right across our network.
“We’ve invested more than £1.5 million over the past year to deliver better station facilities with extra bike spaces, better toilets and improved waiting areas. We’ve also completed a number of accessibility improvement schemes providing accessible toilets, better station entrances and tactile maps to help visually impaired passengers find their way around our stations more easily.
“This has been a great start to the year, and we’re sure passengers will welcome this significant investment in our stations.”