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02.10.12

Leicester station reopens after £6m upgrade

A £6m redevelopment is now complete at Leicester station, jointly funded by Network Rail, East Midlands Trains and the National Stations Improvement Programme.

The improvements include an updated station entrance, refurbished ticket office, improved signage, a new information point, refurbished concourse and overbridge and renewal of the station platforms.

Toilets, seating, waiting rooms and customer information boards have also been updated.

Martin Frobisher, Network Rail route managing director for the East Midlands, said: “The work has made the station more accessible, attractive and welcoming for visitors and locals alike.

“Leicester station is the gateway to the city. The station now looks and feels like a modern station and has radically improved the customer experience.”

David Horne, managing director for East Midlands Trains, added: “The completion of the improvement scheme at Leicester will deliver some real benefits for our passengers. We’re very pleased to have played our part in such a successful station redevelopment scheme and are certain that travellers will enjoy using the new-look Leicester station.

“We’re in the process of investing around £10m to improve the stations on our network, and as such an important transport hub, it’s vital that Leicester offers a fitting gateway to the City. We would like to thank our passengers, staff and our partners for their support in this improvement scheme.”

City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: “Leicester Station is a fantastic building. This ambitious refurbishment has created a truly welcoming and attractive gateway into our city.

“I want to congratulate Network Rail and East Midlands Trains on this successful and sensitive redevelopment.”

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