Market Harborough railway station

Improved facilities to be installed at Market Harborough station this May

New and improved facilities are set to be installed at Market Harborough station as work on a new toilet block and waiting room begins.

Network Rail will demolish the old facilities to make way for a new waiting room with seats and a drinking fountain.

A new accessible toilet block will also be built including baby changing facilities as Network Rail look to provide passengers with a better station experience.

Work is currently progressing at the station improvements and is expected to be finished by the end of May 2022.

The area will be fenced off and a diversion route will be in place whilst work takes place to ensure the work can be carried out safely.

Gary Walsh, Route Director for Network Rail’s East Midlands route spoke on the new facilities set to be installed at Market Harborough.

Mr Walsh said: “I’m so pleased to see this project underway.

“The new facility is just one element of a whole range of changes we’ve made at Market Harborough to provide a better station for passengers.

“Delays to this project have been frustrating and I hope station users will join me in welcoming this new progress.

“We’ll continue to work closely with East Midlands Railway to make real improvements that meet the needs of all station users.”

Neil O’Brien OBE, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston commented on the improvement work being carried out.

Mr O’Brien said: “This is great news, that I know will be welcomed by many constituents.

“We’ve seen a lot of investment into the station and a number of improvements.

“This is another important part of enhancing the passenger experience in Market Harborough.

“I had a very useful meeting at the station recently with Network Rail and East Midlands Railway to discuss this and a number of other areas.

“I look forward to working with them on to further improve our station.”

Market Harborough has seen various major upgrades over the past few years with a new accessible footbridge installed and 200 extra car parking spaces created.

Straighter tracks were also recently installed to allow trains to travel through the station at higher speed.

 

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