The rail operator has given more than 9,700 metres of walls, waiting rooms, benches, railings, doors and window frames a fresh coat of paint - with the area of the completed work measuring the size of three football pitches. Northern has invested more than £800,000 on improving the overall look of each station building to provide a better welcome for customers. The improvements come as part of Northern’s wider programme of transformation across the rail network.
Northern’s campaign – A Better Way to Go - highlights the work being done by the train operator to improve every step of the customer journey.
Tony Baxter, Regional Director at Northern, said: “I would like to thank our customers for their patience while improvement works were carried out. The stations look fantastic, and their new look will help us provide a better travelling experience for all our passengers. We are working hard to make sure our stations are safe, accessible and welcoming places for customers and even small changes – like giving our stations a fresh coat of paint - can make a big difference.
“Our A Better Way to Go campaign demonstrates the hard work that has taken place as we continue to transform rail travel in the north and I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved.”
As part of the campaign Northern has launched an online tool allowing people to find out what improvements have been made to their station www.northernrailway.co.uk/better