Tuesday 14 Jan 2020
Passengers invited to find out more as work continues at Wellingborough station
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Network Rail is inviting passengers at Wellingborough station to find out more about improvements taking place there as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.
Since October, Network Rail has been working to construct a new platform at the station, as well as to lengthen the existing platforms. This will allow longer trains with more seats to call there, which will improve services for passengers.
As well as work to the platforms, Network Rail will fully refurbish the canopies at the station and carry out work to the Goods Shed. Once complete, the Goods Shed will become a through route for passengers from platform 1.
Vital upgrades will also take place to the station lighting, CCTV system and the PA system, which will improve the look and feel of the station. Network Rail is working closely with the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Historic England and the Railway Heritage Trust to make sure the work is in keeping with the Grade II listed building. All of the work will complete by Spring 2020.
Network Rail is holding a public information event on Tuesday, 28 January for those wishing to find out more about the project. This will take place at Wellingborough station between 15:00 and 18:00. Workers from Network Rail will be on hand to answer any questions which attendees have.
Anyone who cannot make the event but wishes to find out more, should call the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit the Network Rail website.
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