London Midland set to revamp Telford Central

Date: 26 Jun 2009

London Midland is improving facilities at Telford Central with a £800,000 revamp of the station.

The rail operator is teaming up with Network Rail and Telford & Wrekin Council with contracts being finalised this week.

Plans will see the station's main building re-glazed, swing doors replaced with automatic ones and toilets given disabled access.

The Shrewsbury platform will have a new shelter and more seating will be installed into the booking hall, while Platform One's canopy will also be extended and new signs and extra cycle storage will be provided. Landscaping of the area is included in the proposals and people waiting for taxis and buses will be provided with better waiting facilities.

It is hoped work on station improvements will begin at the start of 2010 and be completed by early summer.

Alex Hynes, London Midland commercial director, said London Midland was delighted to be working in partnership with Network Rail and Telford & Wrekin Council.

“We're bringing significant improvements to Telford Central station. There have been improvements in punctuality of services and this investment will really benefit passenger using Telford Central.”

The development is part of the National Station Improvements Programme.
Ed McCrann, senior commercial scheme sponsor Network Rail, said: “Network Rail is really pleased to be working with London Midland and the local council to bring improvements to Telford Station.
“We are currently working on the planning and design phase and are looking forward to delivering the project in 2010 with the help of our industry partners.”

Cllr Stephen Bentley, cabinet member for environment, said: “The council supports all improvements to local public transport and is looking forward to being involved in this project.”


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