As part of their ‘A Better Way to Go’ campaign, train operator Northern has completed work to repaint more than 30 railway stations on their network.
Over 9,700 metres of walls, waiting rooms, benches, railings, doors and window frames have been given a new coat of paint.
More than £800,000 has been spent on improving the look of stations in various ways and passengers can find out what work has been carried out at their local station using a new tool from Northern
Many improvements have been carried out as part of the campaign including:-
- New fleet made up of 100 state-of-the-art trains
- Another 240 trains have been fully refurbished
- Industry-leading mobility scooter policy
- Roll-out of more bodycam units for station staff
- Improved CCTV on board and in stations
- Car park refurbishments
- Platform extensions
The latest railway stations to get a new coat of paint are:-
Meols Cop, Burnage, Alnmouth, Flixton, Blackpool South, Disley, Goole, Mexborough, Northwich, Atherton, Hartlepool, Hebden Bridge, Wilmslow, Gatley, Redcar, Halifax, Kearsley, Mauldeth Road, Saltburn, Worksop, Chapel-En-Le-Frith, Romiley, Horsforth, Holmes Chapel, Brinnington, Hazel Grove, Guiseley, Stocksfield, Gorton, Whitby, Skipton, Knaresborough, Hale, Driffield, and Shipley.
Tony Baxter, Regional Director at Northern, said: “I would like to thank our customers for their patience while improvement works were carried out. The stations look fantastic, and their new look will help us provide a better travelling experience for all our passengers.”
“We are working hard to make sure our stations are safe, accessible and welcoming places for customers and even small changes – like giving our stations a fresh coat of paint – can make a big difference.
“Our A 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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