November 3, 2010 1.16 pm This story is over 158 months old

Refit underway for Lincoln’s train station

Improvements: Lincoln Central train station will get greener toilets, revamped waiting rooms and a new information centre.

Improvement works by East Midlands Trains have started this week at Lincoln Central train station, revamping several areas of the terminal.

All the toilets throughout the station will be refurbished, using some ‘greener’ and more hygienic solutions such as lights and tap sensors.

The waiting rooms at the Lincoln train station will also receive a revamp, for what the company calls a “modern, clean and comfortable environment”.

A new customer information centre will be located on platform 3, and automatic doors will be installed at the station’s entrance.

Part of a £10million project to enhance stations across its network, East Midlands Trains say the Lincoln revamp will be ready in time for the Christmas Market.

David Horne, Customer Service Director for East Midlands Trains said that the station improvements will work alongside the new trains introduced by the company.

“The changes we have planned for Lincoln are part of a £10 million investment programme of station improvements across our network.”

Guy Dangerfield, of watchdog Passenger Focus said more needs to happen to improve stations managed by East Midlands Trains, but was pleased of the news.

“This is a good example of a train company listening to its passengers and investing in those areas that passengers have identified as needing an upgrade.”

Source: East Midlands Trains