Hykeham train station revamp completed

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Train passengers using Hykeham Station, south of Lincoln, can use new and improved facilities, as work to encourage more people to use the service is complete.

The new facilities were officially launched on May 13 as part of a £10 million project to improve train services in the East Midlands.

Work to resurface the Hykeham Station car park, install new lighting and signage, additional cycle storage and new cycling facilities began in November 2013.

The car park and cycle storage is free of charge for all rail passengers.

The project was developed through a partnership between Access LN6 at Lincolnshire County Council and East Midlands Trains, with work being completed by Marshdale Construction.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation, said: “Increasing rail patronage at Hykeham Station is one of the key objectives for Access LN6.

“With an additional 50 passengers boarding the train each day, we’ve already achieved our goal of increasing the number of people using Hykeham Station, which was set at an additional 45 passengers per day.

“We’re delighted with the recent improvements at Hykeham Station and are confident that even more people will think about using the train to travel to and from Lincoln city centre, and further afield.”

Andy Moore, Head of Stations for East Midlands Trains, said: “We’re extremely pleased to have worked successfully with Lincolnshire County Council to deliver these improvements for passengers in Hykeham.

“The new car park will provide a safe and secure facility for our passengers and we’re hopeful that the new improved facilities will encourage even more people to give the train a try.”