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Improvements at train stations across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale

Improvements at train stations across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 21st December 2019.

Northern Rail has made improvements at more than 400 stations across its network, including in Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.  

  • More than 400 station have been improved across Northern Rail's network. 
  • The improvements include ticket machines, waiting shelters, seats and CCTV. 
  • It's part of a programme to modernise more than 1,000 stations.  

New ticket machines, waiting shelters and seating areas have been installed.    There are also new PA systems and CCTV. 

It's part of the 'Better Stations' programme to modernise more than 1,000 stations across its network. Tens of millions of pounds are being spent making the improvements.   

David Brown, Managing Director at Northern, said:

“Two years ago we committed to making significant improvements at our stations to give our customers a better journey experience – whether that’s buying a ticket, waiting for a train, or getting information about our services. 

“With many improvements already completed, and many more yet to come, there is no doubt that we are delivering on that promise.”

“Our Better Stations programme is a multi-million pound scheme that is benefiting our customers and the communities in which they live as we continue to make our stations more comfortable, more user-friendly and safer than ever.” 

The company has also introduced 33 brand new trains and, with a further 68 to be delivered during the rest of 2019 and into 2020.  These are already operating on the Skipton and Ilkley lines. 

Northern says that by the end of the year the majority of Pacer trains will have been retired, and the company is also refurbishing its existing fleet.