The final stages of a £2 million improvement scheme at Lincoln Central station are now underway.
Working in partnership to boost the local community and improve customer satisfaction, Lincoln Central Revival has already delivered a new cycle hub, refurbished roof, station forecourt and car park entrance. The work now taking place includes the restoration of the Grade II listed building, reopening the original archways, restoring the original ground floor sash windows and repairs to the original brickwork.
In addition, the 1.8million customers who use Lincoln Central per year will be able to enjoy a new waiting room, modern toilets and baby changing facilities, coffee shop, newsstand and a microbrewery when the work is finished this summer.
New ticket gates will also be installed in a new location to help improve the flow of customers to and from their trains.
The work taking place at Lincoln is being delivered in partnership, with funding provided by Network Rail’s National Stations Improvement Programme, Railway Heritage Trust and City of Lincoln Council (for the forecourt works as part of the Lincoln Transport Hub).
While work is taking place in the station, East Midlands Trains has taken the opportunity to add colourful information boards to explain more about the investment and these will remain in place until the full opening this summer.
Sarah Turner, Area Manager for East Midlands Trains, said: “The investment at Lincoln will not only restore many of the best features of this historic building, it will also create a modern and welcoming station environment for the growing numbers of customers who use the station every day.
“There will be no changes to train services while the work is going on but we might need to change some of the walking through routes the station from time to time.
“We look forward to the full opening of the new and improved Lincoln Central station this summer.”
Deborah Chesters, Sponsor at Network Rail, said: “This is the latest stage of investment in the railway in Lincoln and we’re delighted to be working with our partners on this exciting project and we can’t wait for station users to feel the benefit.”