Barrow Haven station

UK: East Midlands Railway has announced a £400 000 programme of improvements covering the 12 small stations it manages on the route from Cleethorpes to Barton-on-Humber; Cleethorpes and Grimsby Town are managed by TransPennine Express.

Barton-on-Humber station and buffer stop

The works to improve the overall station environment and travelling experience will include the installation of electronic help points and new grit bins, and replacing or refreshing benches and signage. Fencing and structures such as brick shelters and columns will be painted, and fences at Thornton Abbey and New Clee replaced.

‘We understand how important these stations are to the rural communities they serve and we hope these improvements will help to enhance the experience for customers who use the line for commuting, to visit loved ones or enjoy the line’s scenic tourist locations like Thornton Abbey’, said EMR Transition & Projects Director Lisa Angus on February 2.