'Better Stations' project gathers pace

'Better Stations' project

1:24pm 8th August 2017

Three railway stations on the Harrogate to York line are set to get a makeover.

Cattal, Hammerton and Poppleton will have their facilities improved as part of Northern's 'Better Stations' project.

At Cattal, a new waiting shelter, customer information screen and upgraded CCTV will be installed.

Hammerton will get a new waiting shelter, refurbished shelter, refurbished waiting room, help point, upgraded CCTV, ticket vending machines and improved signage.

Poppleton will have a new waiting shelter and upgraded CCTV.

It follows a trial period, in which four stations elsewhere on the network were equipped with new facilities for customers to test.

Paul Barnfield, Regional Director at Northern, said: "We had a good response to the trial stations and I'm delighted to be able to say that the modernisation of our stations is now fully under way.

"This will be a three-year process which will see the majority of our stations given a new lease of life - with improved accessibility and facilities to compliment the other work we are doing to modernise the Northern network.

"These are early days for the Better Stations project, but during the coming weeks and months, our customers will begin to see changes right across the network.

"Our new facilities, designed specifically for Northern, will create a more modern and welcoming feel as we begin the process of developing Northern as a network fit for the 21st century.

"I'd like to thank everyone who got involved with the initial trial, in May and June, and encourage as many people as possible to get out onto the network to see our modernisation programme in action."

'Better Stations' is a key part of Northern's commitment to modernising the network.

It has already started to roll out our refurbished trains and the remainder of the fleet will go through this process during the next 18 months.

The operator is also committed to bringing 98 new, purpose-built trains to the network by 2020, as well as removing all Pacer trains.

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
Suggested articles
Pedal for Parkinson's

Harrogate cyclists and walkers pick up the pace against Parkinson's

Hundreds of people have taken part in two special charity events starting from Ripley Castle.

Most read
Stray FM Latest News logo

Person hit by train near Skipton

They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Craig Murfitt

Bedale sex offender jailed

30-year-old Craig Murfitt pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children.

Newer article

Volunteers needed for dementia service in Airedale, Craven and Wharfedale

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: 'Side by Side' provides one-to-one support for people who may feel isolated or find it difficult to leave their homes.

Older article

Harrogate house catches fire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Firefighters from Harrogate and Knaresborough were called to the property just off Skipton Road.

Top articles

A-level students awarded more top marks

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: More than a quarter of students across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale have scored an A or A* in their results.

Grenfell Tower school pupils triumph in exams despite losing friends in fire

National: Nearly two-thirds of students living in and close to Grenfell Tower who had to move schools because of the fire have achieved grade A to C in their AS-Level exams.

Barcelona terror: Seven hurt in second attack in Spain

World: Five suspected terrorists have been killed in a shoot-out with Spanish police as they carried out a similar vehicle attack to the one in Barcelona.

Signing Diego Costa would worry me, says Paul Merson

Sport: Paul Merson says he would be worried about signing Diego Costa after his behaviour at Chelsea but he adds that Atletico Madrid hold all the cards.

Bonnie Tyler to perform Total Eclipse during actual total eclipse

Showbiz: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has arisen to witness a phenomenon up close - while also catching a glimpse of a solar eclipse.

WATCH: Martin House marks 30th anniversary with inflatable artwork

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The children's hospice in Boston Spa has unveiled a sculpture called 'The Butterfly and The Bird'.

Fancy working on the buses?

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Harrogate Bus Company is giving people the chance to join 'Team 36'.

A-level students awarded more top marks

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: More than a quarter of students across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale have scored an A or A* in their results.

Hope for the homeless in Harrogate

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: SAFE is a new project set out to help those who rough sleep.

WATCH: Harrogate car dealer opens its showroom to charity at Christmas

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: A car dealer has opened its doors to the Supporting Older People charity in Harrogate.

LISTEN: Award Winning Pateley Bridge Welcomes You Over Christmas

Christmas: Officially the Best Village High Street is wanting to see you for last minute festive shopping and for a day out over the Christmas period.

This Otley man is helping to save lives

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: He's making a huge difference to the market town.

We Guarantee You've Never Tried This One Before

Food and Drink: Slingsby Gin has teamed up with Carthy & Black for their new range of liqueurs.

This Otley man is helping to save lives

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: He's making a huge difference to the market town.

Fight to save farmland from bulldozers

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Campaigners say there are just seven days left to stop houses being built in the Crimple Valley near Harrogate.

The Yorkshire floods: one year on

Special Reports: People affected by last year's downpours describe what has happened in the last 12 months

Tour de Yorkshire: LIVE BLOG

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Follow all the action as 2017's Tour de Yorkshire hits the Stray FM area.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

Where to watch Tour de/of Yorkshire!! By Christopher Dean

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Professional cycling is back in Yorkshire! The Tour de/of Yorkshire runs from Fri 28th April to Sun 30th April. But where to watch? Make sure you do!