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Revamp of North Road station, Darlington, gets underway
PASSENGERS at an historic Darlington railway station have been enjoying a more pleasant journey thanks to a number of improvements.
North Road station was awarded funding to improve its facilities, and so far a new shelter with seating has been installed, together with improved signage.
A new customer information screen is also due to be installed to show arrival and departure times.
The improvement works are part of a joint project between Network Rail and Darlington Borough Council, who have part-funded the work using the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
Councillor David Lyonette, the council’s cabinet member for transport said: “The improvements at North Road station represent our commitment to improve the travel choices for local people in Darlington.”
A volunteer team will also be on hand at stations during times of disruption to give passengers information and travel advice as part of a joint project between Northern Rail and Bishop Trains.
Bob Whitehouse from the Bishop Line Community Rail Partnership said: “This scheme is a great new initiative for the Bishop line and will mean passengers are given accurate and up-to-date information if rail services on the line are disrupted for any reason.”
The scheme is the first of its kind in the North-East and Bishop Trains are looking for volunteers to get involved. For more information email email@example.com
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