Cambridgeshire

£3.3m revamp at Peterborough railway station

Rail Minister Simon Burns MP with East Coast Managing Director Karen Boswell
Image caption Simon Burns said the improvements would benefit passengers

A new-look railway station in Cambridgeshire has been unveiled after a £3.3m revamp.

Peterborough's station now has a "bigger and brighter" concourse, additional electronic displays, new seating and automatic ticket gates.

It is part of a £46m overhaul of the station, which is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

Transport minister Simon Burns said: "The journeys of four million passengers have just got better."

Councillor Marco Cereste, leader of Peterborough City Council, said it was "vital" to provide a good impression for people arriving in the city.

He said: "With future expansion work to increase capacity set to be completed late next year this project is crucial to realising our ambitions to create a bigger, better Peterborough."

Further work on the station will see improvements to bridges, lifts, platforms to accommodate longer trains and a new "goods loop" to increase freight capacity, Network Rail said.

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