The new transport hub at Nottingham was officially opened on November 26 after a three-year improvement project.
The station has been designed to enhance the passenger experience, improve the city’s connectivity and encourage greater opportunities for regeneration, investment and growth.
Its Edwardian Grade 2* listed frontage has been transformed to create a modern passenger environment that is sympathetic to the building’s history. Original features have been restored, existing facilities have been modernised, and new shops and cafes have been provided in the attractive vehicle-free porte cochère.
The new glass-fronted Southern concourse has a full lift and escalator access, and has been designed to enhance interchange with connecting trains, with the 950-space multi-storey car park, and with Nottingham’s tram network, when construction of two new tram lines to Chilwell and Clifton is completed next year and the expanded system opens to the public.
The scheme has been successfully delivered by East Midlands Trains and Network Rail, working in partnership with Nottingham City Council, Taylor Woodrow and the Railway Heritage Trust, with £12m additional funding from the country’s first Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) scheme.
- For more information, see RAIL 763, published December 10