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10.05.12

Loughborough station upgrade complete

Improvements at Loughborough station are now complete, following an £8m refurbishment of the station and surrounding area.

The work included a new footbridge and the installation of lifts to provide step-free access, extended platforms to accommodate 10-carriage trains, new cycle parking and TVMs as well as updated customer information screens, refurbished toilets and waiting rooms.

The project was undertaken through a partnership between East Midlands Trains, Network Rail and Charnwood Borough Council.

Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough, said: “The completion of the improvements come at a perfect time, with Loughborough at the heart of the Olympics, hosting Team GB and Team Japan for the duration of the event.”

Martin Frobisher, our route managing director for London North Eastern added: “Stations are vital gateways to the towns they serve and Loughborough is now one of which we can be very proud. The additional work we have completed make journeys easier, through provision of cycle parking, new information screens and better access around the station.”

“The Olympics will be an important time for Loughborough so it was essential this work finished on time. The partnership between the organisations involved has been a great success.”

Tim Sayer, director for East Midlands Trains, said: “The station provides a real focal point for the town and these improvements to passenger facilities will offer an excellent gateway for people travelling during the 2012 Games and in the years to come.”

David Slater, leader of Charnwood Borough Council, said: “This project demonstrates brilliantly what can be achieved when many agencies, each with their own priorities and pressures, come together to achieve a common goal.”

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Comments

Nonsuchmike   18/02/2015 at 16:01

With such pleasant memories of the old station from 1969, I read this article with much warmth and affection, hoping that the local populace make every use of the station and trains as they can, especially now that there are step free access lifts and improved "waiting room" friendly facilities for all.

RTM   18/02/2015 at 16:24

Hi Mike, Haven't used that station in a good long while - is it still looking good following the refurb a few years ago, do you know?

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