Sunday 24 Dec 2006
NEW PLATFORM NUMBERS ADD TO PROGRESS AT WAVERLEY
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- Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Notes to editorsFilming and photography requests can be accommodated between 10am and 12pm on 27 December. Please report to station reception, opposite platform 2 EDINBURGH WAVERLEY STATION FACTS • Edinburgh Waverley is Britain's largest train station area-wise outside London, with passenger numbers currently at 23 million per year and climbing • The station is currently operating at its capacity limit; the number of trains using Waverley station has increased by 50% over the past 15 years to 576 per day • Waverley is of critical importance to Edinburgh’s future economic and commercial development as it will drive the city’s tourism and visitor numbers • Transport Scotland is funding the current £150million programme to upgrade Waverley station; the work is being delivered by Network Rail FURTHER INFORMATION The platform renumbering leaflet and Haymarket Connection Guide are available on the Network Rail website, www.networkrail.co.uk/edinburgh Staff are available to assist passengers at Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket stations. Passengers are advised to allow extra time for their journey. For further information on the Waverley redevelopment project email firstname.lastname@example.org or access the Edinburgh Waverley website at www.networkrail.co.uk/edinburgh
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