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23.08.13

EMT to reopen new Nottingham station

Nottingham station is to reopen on Monday August 26, following “the biggest transformation for the city in a generation”. 

The £100m resignalling project has included six miles of new track, 143 new signals, two renewed level crossings and two replaced with footbridges, as well as a new platform and canopy on the station. 

The work has been carried out by Network Rail and Trent Barton and Kinchbus have been running replacement bus services for the duration of the upgrade. 

Neil Micklethwaite, customer service and commercial director for East Midlands Trains, said: “We’ve had some really positive feedback from our customers and stakeholders about the effort we’ve put in to make sure people are feeling happy and entertained whilst waiting for their buses. 

“We’ve forged a good relationship with Trent Barton and Kinchbus, particularly during the Nottingham re-signalling works when they have been letting our customers travel on some of their buses to and from Nottingham. 

“This is a hugely important project for the city and we’re very pleased with how smoothly it has been running. Our staff have fully embraced the challenge of running buses instead of trains, and we’ve had some great endorsements from our customers that have proved the worth of our years of planning.” 

Alex Hornby, commercial director for Trent Barton and Kinchbus, added: “During times of disruption, it's important that local transport providers work together for the overall good of the public transport product.”

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