April 6, 2018 5.26 pm This story is over 44 months old

New forecourt unveiled at Newark Northgate station as part of £1.2m upgrade

New look Newark station.

Virgin Trains has completed a new forecourt at Newark Northgate as part of a £1.2 million project to improve the railway station.

The train operator has delivered a series of upgrades at the station, to improve experiences for customers.

Upgrades at station:

  • Improving access and easing congestion at the station during peak hours
  • Introducing a new bus stop
  • Relocating the entrance to the NCP car park, short stay car park
  • Moving the taxi rank to alleviate traffic at the station and allow better pedestrian access

Since taking over the franchise Virgin Trains have also spent £500,000 on WiFi, updated the waiting room and created a new Cycle Hub.

Plaque unveiling

A plaque was revealed to celebrate the opening of the new station front by MP for Newark Robert Jenrick and Virgin Trains’ Managing Director David Horne.

Horne said: “We’re delighted with the revamped station front and proud of the time and money spent making journeys better.

“Newark Northgate is a very busy station and that’s why we’ve invested £1.2million into improving customer facilities. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we would like to thank our customers for remaining patient during the works.”

The work at Newark is part of Virgin Trains’ £140million investment into the east coast franchise.

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