According to Network Rail, improvements to a city’s train station have started.
Platform 1 at Derby Station will have a new surface, which will increase drainage, especially during torrential downpours.
The new platform is expected to be finished by the end of March, and work is being done at night to minimize disruptions during the day.
The project manager for the program at Network Rail, Danni Parker-Rankine, stated: “This enhancement will ultimately result in a better platform for passengers.”
We are thrilled that Network Rail is investing in new surfacing which will substantially improve the station experience in bad weather situations, said John Robson, regional director of East Midlands and East Anglia, CrossCountry, which serves the station as part of its Penzance to Edinburgh route.
“I’m particularly happy that this crucial enhancement work is happening at night so that our customers and other train crew members won’t be inconvenienced.”
“This huge work to resurface Platform One at Derby station will give a much better, durable platform for our customers for many years to come,” said Will Rogers, managing director of East Midlands Railway.