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05.10.12

Next stage of Nottingham station works to begin

The next phase of work at Nottingham station begins on Sunday.

The improvement works will take place over the next 18 months, including a new concourse and linking the car park and tram stop. As the works are carried out, the ticket office will be relocated to a temporary facility on Station Street.

Taylor Woodrow is carrying out the works, which will be complete by early 2014.

Improvements include restoring Grade 2 listed buildings, upgraded travel information, displays, improved toilets, ticket office, shops, cafes and waiting areas, a new concourse, new retail space, new and improved facilities for disabled people.

Andy Moore, head of stations for East Midlands Trains, said: “This is a really exciting time for Nottingham, and once completed, everyone in the city will have a station that they can truly be proud of.

“We are doing everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum during these improvement works, however there will be some changes that will affect all passengers using the station over the coming months.”

Cllr Jane Urquhart, portfolio holder for planning and transportation for Nottingham City Council, said: “The redevelopment of Nottingham station will radically transform an ordinary railway facility into a fantastic modern European train station, which offers superb facilities for those visiting for business and leisure and for the citizens of Nottingham.”

Martin Frobisher, Network Rail’s route managing director, said: “We are rebuilding the railway through Nottingham and creating a station for the people of the city to be proud of, with improved facilities and transport links.

“For us to complete the work on the station safely, while keeping the platforms open for business, we will need to cordon off certain parts of the building. We thank people in advance for bearing with us while the work continues and we know the result will be a better and brighter station for everyone.”

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