Welcome!

News Feed Item

Over GBP 1.5 Million Worth of Station Improvements Delivered for East Midlands Trains Passengers

- Continued investment in train stations with new waiting shelters, new platform seating, extra cycle spaces, refurbished toilets and waiting rooms

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- East Midlands Trains passengers have benefitted from over GBP 1.5 million worth of improvements at their train stations over the last year.

Investment in new and improved facilities at 23 different train stations on the East Midlands Trains network has delivered a wide range of benefits for passengers including around 800 additional cycle spaces, better waiting facilities, new seating and refurbished toilets.

Larger scale investment has seen the complete refurbishment of ticket offices at Lincoln and Market Harborough stations and additional ticket machines at Nottingham and Sheffield stations.

The range of enhancements include:

- Improved cycle facilities with extra pods, stands or spaces at Alfreton, Bottesford, Chesterfield, Kettering, Mansfield, Market Harborough, Matlock, Skegness and Wellingborough stations.

- New/refurbished waiting shelters at Ancaster, Belper, Newark Castle and Radcliffe stations. The waiting rooms at Boston and Market Harborough stations have also been refurbished.

- New platform seating at Belper, Kettering, Leicester, Lincoln, Sheffield, Stamford and Wellingborough stations.

- Opening of new refurbished ticket offices at Market Harborough and Lincoln stations.

- Refurbished toilets at Boston, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Skegness and Stamford with two new accessible toilets installed in the main concourse at Leicester train station.

- New ticket vending machines at Syston and extra machines installed at Nottingham and Sheffield train stations.

- Tactile maps installed at Chesterfield and Kettering rail stations

- Other improvements delivered for passengers include:


- improvements to the station entrance and forecourt at Bottesford and
Chesterfield stations
- improving the link bridge between Leicester train station and car park
- new CCTV and signage at Kidsgrove station
- new anti-slip surfacing on the stairs at Sileby station
- new accessible overbridge at Uttoxeter station

Many of the schemes have been delivered in partnership with Network Rail and local authorities across the network through the National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP), ATOC cycle fund and the Department for Transport's Access for All Scheme.

Andy Moore, Head of Stations for East Midlands Trains, said: "As well as working on the larger station schemes, such as Nottingham, our teams have been busy working on a range of improvements to stations right across our network.

"We've invested over GBP 1.5 million over the past year to deliver better station facilities with extra bike spaces, better toilets and improved waiting areas. We've also completed a number of accessibility improvement schemes providing accessible toilets, better station entrances and tactile maps to help visually impaired passengers find their way around our stations more easily.

"This has been a great start to the year, and we're sure passengers will welcome this significant investment in our stations. There's still plenty to come for the year ahead however, with the major improvements at Nottingham, opening of three major new cycle hubs, Kettering station's First Class Lounge and further station accessibility improvements to look forward to.

"We'd like to thank our partners at the Department for Transport, Network Rail, the Community Rail Partnerships and local authorities for their ongoing support in delivering these improvements for our passengers."

Phil Verster, Route Managing Director for Network Rail, added: "Stations have a vital role to play in our communities. They are gateways to the towns and cities they serve and the first impression passengers have of our network.

"Over the past five years passengers at 89 East Midlands Trains stations have benefitted from improvements worth around GBP 5.2 million. We look forward to furthering our successful partnership with East Midlands Trains to deliver even more improvements in the year ahead."

The Department for Transport announced yesterday (29 April 2014) that Alfreton, Kidsgrove and Market Harborough train stations have been granted funding from the Access for All fund to deliver step-free access at each of these stations by 2019.

For more information about East Midlands Trains, visit http://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk.

Notes to Editors

For media enquiries, please contact East Midlands Trains on 01738 442111. Out of office hours: An on-call service operates for urgent media enquiries out of hours. To access this service, please call 08448 222888 and quote MEDIA1. Please leave a short message, including your name, media organisation, phone number and the nature of your enquiry. The on call press officer will then return your call.

For a selection of East Midlands Trains images visit www.flickr.com/photos/eastmidlandstrains.

East Midlands Trains

- East Midlands Trains, part of the Stagecoach Group, runs fast, frequent trains from and to London St Pancras International and key UK destinations throughout the East Midlands, including Leicester, Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

- East Midlands Trains is currently investing over GBP 40 million to improve stations across its network and every single passenger train within its fleet.

- East Midlands Trains is committed to offering great value fares. Use the East Midlands Trains Best Fare Finder to search for cheap train tickets and book cheap train tickets to London and on more than 400 routes across the UK.

Stagecoach Group


--  Stagecoach Group is a leading international public transport group, with
    extensive operations in the UK, United States and Canada. The Group
    employs around 35,000 people, and operates bus, coach, train, and tram
    services.
--  Stagecoach is one of UK's biggest bus and coach operators with around
    8,000 buses and coaches. Around 2.5 million passengers travel on
    Stagecoach's buses every day on a network stretching from south-west
    England to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The Group's business
    includes major city bus operations in London, Liverpool, Newcastle,
    Hull, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield and Cambridge. Low-cost coach
    service, megabus.com, operates between around 60 towns and cities across
    the UK.
--  Stagecoach is a major UK rail operator, running the South West Trains,
    Island Line and East Midlands Trains networks. It has a 49% shareholding
    in Virgin Rail Group, which operates the West Coast inter-city rail
    franchise.
--  Stagecoach also operates the Supertram light rail network in Sheffield.
--  In North America, Stagecoach operates around 2,900 buses and coaches in
    the United States and Canada. Megabus.com serves more than 100 cities in
    North America. Stagecoach is also involved in operating commuter and
    transit services, contracted bus services, charters, sightseeing tours
    and a small number of school bus services.

East Midlands Trains, 1 Prospect Place, Millennium Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8HG eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to 'DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017' as Conference Chair The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great t...
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2017 New York The 7th Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flo...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2017 New York. The 20th Cloud Expo and 7th @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Internet to enable us all to im...
Get deep visibility into the performance of your databases and expert advice for performance optimization and tuning. You can't get application performance without database performance. Give everyone on the team a comprehensive view of how every aspect of the system affects performance across SQL database operations, host server and OS, virtualization resources and storage I/O. Quickly find bottlenecks and troubleshoot complex problems.
"Dice has been around for the last 20 years. We have been helping tech professionals find new jobs and career opportunities," explained Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
An IoT product’s log files speak volumes about what’s happening with your products in the field, pinpointing current and potential issues, and enabling you to predict failures and save millions of dollars in inventory. But until recently, no one knew how to listen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Gettens, Chief Research Officer at OnProcess, discussed recent research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and OnProcess Technology, where MIT created a new, breakthrough analytics model for ...
Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. In the eyes of many, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery. In this presentation, attendees learned about the: The transformation of IT to a DevOps, microservices, and container-based architecture What are containers and how DevOps practices can operate in a container-based environment A demonstration of how ...
"At ROHA we develop an app called Catcha. It was developed after we spent a year meeting with, talking to, interacting with senior citizens watching them use their smartphones and talking to them about how they use their smartphones so we could get to know their smartphone behavior," explained Dave Woods, Chief Innovation Officer at ROHA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.