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Virgin Trains has revealed the new forecourt at Newark Northgate which is the latest stage of the £1.2m project to improve the station.
MP for Newark, Robert Jenrick, along with David Horne, Managing Director for Virgin Trains East Coast, unveiled the plaque marking the opening of the enhanced station front.
Virgin Trains, which operates Newark Northgate, has delivered a series of upgrades and improving access and easing congestion at peak times.
The latest changes include a new bus stop, relocating the entrance to the NCP car park, short stay car park and moving the taxi rank to help with traffic at the station.
The train operator has also spent over £500,000 on WiFi, updating the waiting room, and a new Cycle Hub since taking over the franchise.
What did the officials say?
Robert Jenrick, MP for Newark said:
“Newark Northgate and the access it gives local people and businesses to the rest of the UK is at the heart of our local economy. I’m delighted it has been renovated and improved. The new look to the forecourt is a great improvement and makes the station more convenient and accessible for many travelers. I’ve already heard many positive comments and hope it will lead to more passengers using Northgate.”
David Horne, Managing Director for Virgin Trains on the east coast said:
“We’re delighted with the revamped station front and proud of the time and money spent making journeys better. Newark Northgate is a very busy station and that’s why we’ve invested £1.2M into improving customer facilities. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we would like to thank our customers for remaining patient during the works.”