East Midlands Railway has announced that it has installed new tiling on Sheffield station’s concourse, ready in time for passengers to be welcomed back when lockdown restrictions are eased.
The tiles were fitted in the last few months and have a special membrane to provide protection against floor movement, and also has some shock absorption benefits.
This reduces the risk of the tiles being cracked or coming loose, as well as having slip-resistant features.
Once the work on the floor was complete, the train operator has worked with Network Rail to install new doors on the front and side of the station, these are wider and allow easier access to the taxi rank and cycle hub.
Rachel Sprigg, Area Manager, Sheffield, EMR said: “The restoration of the floor tiles on the concourse has greatly improved the appearance and overall look and feel to the station.
“We hope in the near future, when we welcome back passengers to Sheffield, that they will love the new brighter, modern entrance to the station.”
Tim Taylor, Director of Customer Services for South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, added: “We welcome EMR’s investment in improving the environment for passengers using Sheffield station. As people return to trains, trams and buses over the coming months, our priority is to ensure everyone can continue to travel safely.
“We are working hard with partners across South Yorkshire to rebuild confidence in our public transport network, to keep the region moving and help people get to the places they need to be.”
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