A station in North Lincolnshire is set to benefit from a brand new £1.3million platform as part of a project to ‘make rail travel more attractive’.
The existing platform at Barrow Haven station will be removed to make way for a new 60m structure. Work on the project began on Sunday May 8 and will continue until Monday August 8.
As the station has a single platform, no train will stop there during the works. Passengers are advised to use the nearest stations – New Holland or Barton-upon-Humber – instead.
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East Midlands Railway is also contributing a further £26,000 to fund further improvements to the station, including a new waiting shelter, bike racks and station signage as well as a solar-powered help point.
Matt Rice, Director of Northern and Eastern Routes for Network Rail said: ‘We are giving Barrow Haven station a much needed update, which I hope will encourage more people in the area to travel by train. It will bring a more modern and convenient resort with better amenities, and I’m excited to see the work in progress.
“We have worked closely with East Midlands Railway to keep the impact as low as possible, for passengers as well as those who live nearby. I want to thank people for their support and apologize for any inconvenience caused by our work.
Lisa Angus, Director of Transition and Projects for EMR, said: “We are delighted to see this significant package of customer improvement works improving Barrow Haven station on our Barton-on-Humber route.
“As the station will be closed during this period, we encourage passengers to travel to the nearest stations, New Holland (2 miles) and Barton-on-Humber (4 miles) if possible. Taxis will be put at available to passengers unable to do so.
“We would like to thank our passengers for their patience during the works.”