Train operator Northern has announced that work at Whitehaven railway station has been completed.
The work at the station on the Cumbrian Coast line has seen work done to the car park and waiting shelters.
The layout of the car park has been changed and relined after resurfacing took place. This means there are now two more accessible parking bays at the station.
New lines on the car park have also created a walking route and crossing.
A disused cycle rack has been replaced with a new waiting shelter and improvements have been made to the other shelter at the station.
These changes at the station are all part of a wider programme of work on the rail network.
The train operator has a campaign called ‘A Better Way to Go’ which helps to highlight the work being done at stations to improve them for passengers.
Different stations are having various pieces of work done, including longer platforms and improved CCTV as well as the mobility scooter scheme.
You can see what improvements have been made at your station using the tool on the Northern website.
Chris Jackson, Regional Director at Northern, said: “I am confident that these enhanced facilities will be welcomed by our customers. We are really pleased to see that the upgrade has been completed to such a high standard.”
He added: “We are working hard to make sure our stations are safe, accessible and welcoming places for passengers. Even small changes like installing a new shelter or resurfacing a car park can make a big impact for our customers using the Northern network.”
“Our Better Way to Go’ campaign demonstrates the hard work that has taken place as we continue to transform rail travel in the north and I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved.”
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