Nottingham Train Station is being transformed into a world-class transport interchange at the very heart of our City – a place where the City’s transport connects.
The multi-million pound redevelopment scheme includes the restoration of the Edwardian Grade II listed building at the front of the station. It is expected to be complete in 2014, in time for the opening of Nottingham’s extended tram network later in the year.
From 2015, if you visit Nottingham by train, you will be able to travel onwards by tram, bus, taxi, car, and bicycle or on foot. The station will become a modern interchange with joined-up transport system that literally revolves around it. A convenient, well thought out station linked to every type of public transport that sends out all the right messages about a new, vibrant Nottingham. The traveller will alight at an energetic, visually breathtaking place, at the centre of a city open for businesses and visitors alike.
The timing of the redevelopment of Nottingham Train Station could not be any better. Network Rail invested £100 million in 2013 to renew the railway around Nottingham, to improve the signalling and enhance reliability. This is the biggest transformation of the railway through Nottingham since the 1960s and will provide the city with the capacity to cope with growing demand for rail travel.
Works include re-laying six miles of track, installing more than 140 new signals, upgrades and changes to signal boxes and crossing, and a new platform at Nottingham Station.
The planned electrification and line upgrades to the Midland Mainline aim to reduce rail travel times between Nottingham and London to just 90 minutes. Nottingham Train Station will become the city’s gateway to Europe, with direct connections to Eurostar services through to St Pancras International meaning that Nottingham will be less than five hours from Paris and Brussels.
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