Rail operator, LNER, has announced that they have completed the restoration of toilets, believed to date back to the 1890s, at Newcastle station.
When the Beeching Cuts were completed in the 1960s, the number of services at Newcastle dwindled and platform 12 was rarely used. This meant that rooms along the platform, including the gentleman’s toilets, stopped being used by the public.
Now, however, thanks to an increase in services and passenger numbers, LNER has restored the toilets thanks to a partnership with the Railway Heritage Trust.
The team have worked to ensure the original glazed brick walls and floor were brought back to life.
The reopening of the toilets on platform 12 has allowed LNER to double the capacity of the women’s toilets, making it more convenient for passengers using the station at Newcastle.
Claire Ansley, LNER Customer Experience Director, said: “Newcastle Station has played an important role in the region for more than 150 years and we truly value its rich history and heritage. We have carefully restored these facilities to ensure that they both enhance the customer experience and are respectful of the building’s heritage and architectural qualities.”
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