Peterborough railway station to get £2.5m revamp

Artist's impression of interior of Peterborough railway station
Image caption Peterborough railway station will have a lighter and brighter interior, East Coast said

Peterborough railway station is to get a new look under plans announced by train operator East Coast and Network Rail.

The £2.5m proposal includes a new frontage and a "lighter and brighter interior", East Coast said.

The size of the concourse will be increased and new information points installed.

The plan also includes more seating, a new waiting room, refurbished toilets and a ticket-operated gate system.

Work is due to start in the summer with completion expected by the end of the 2012.

Almost five million people use the station each year, East Coast said.

Managing director Karen Boswell said: "This is an important project for us and for Peterborough as the station will become a modern and vibrant gateway to the city for visitors arriving by train."

Network Rail route director Richard Lungmuss said: "The improvements being made at Peterborough will give passengers what they want - a safer, brighter, more spacious station providing an improved environment for everyone travelling by train."

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