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18.06.12

Nottingham station partnership to deliver improvements

Details of the second phase of Nottingham station’s improvement scheme have been announced, with work to begin in mid-September.

The Hub project is being run in partnership with East Midlands Trains (EMT), Network Rail and Nottingham City Council.

The work will involve restoring grade 2 listed buildings, improving passenger facilities including upgraded travel information, displays, toilets, ticket office, shops, cafes and waiting areas.

A new concourse will connect trains, trams and the car park and facilities for disabled people and cyclists will be improved.

Network Rail is also investing in the infrastructure of the station, with a track and signalling overhaul planned for July-August 2013 to allow trains to access all platforms from any line and improve service reliability. These improvements are due to be completed in early 2014.

David Horne, managing director for East Midlands Trains, said: “In a first for the rail industry, we have created a joint alliance which all of the partners are fully signed up to and will help up to deliver the works as efficiently as possible, reducing the programme of works by around eight months.”

Cllr Jane Urquhart, portfolio holder of planning and transportation at Nottingham City Council, said the redevelopment would bring “a major boost to the local economy, more jobs and better public transport for thousands of people”.

Martin Frobisher, Network Rail’s route managing director, added: “Nottinghamstation will be transformed over the coming months. Passengers will benefit from better facilities and enjoy a more pleasant start and finish to their journeys.

“Network Rail’s investment to improve the reliability and performance of the railway will increase capacity and deliver a better service to passengers. Combined with the wider Hub project improvements,Nottinghamwill soon benefit from some of the best transport facilities in the country.”

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