This week, work is underway to fully refurbish Chesterfield station’s platform canopies and spruce up the station.
The existing canopies on both platforms will be replaced with new fascia boards made from a stronger, more durable material and the metal work will be cleaned and repainted. The 19th Century style canopies will also be repainted to offer a bright, refreshed look.
Craig Hall, senior programme manager for Network Rail said: “This project will make a huge difference to the thousands of passengers who use Chesterfield station each year. We’ve planned this work carefully to give the canopies the TLC they need, while keeping their traditional look.
“Our teams will be working during the night until Summer 2023 to transform the station without impacting train services. I’d like to thank our partners, passengers and the community for their continued support.”
When complete, passengers will have an updated place to keep dry and sheltered as they wait for trains headed towards Leeds, Nottingham, London, Glasgow, Sheffield and more.
Until Summer 2023, engineers will work through the night to deliver this transformation allowing trains to continue to run as normal during the day.
Lisa Angus, transitions and projects director for EMR said: “We’re really excited to see the canopies at Chesterfield be renovated. Restoring them will transform the look and feel of the station, making it brighter and more inviting for our customers.
“We’re working closely with Network Rail to keep disruption to a minimum and we would like to thank our customers in advance for their patience whilst the works are taking place.”