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Facilities at Tutbury and Hatton station on the North Staffordshire Line have been further upgraded.
New customer information screens (CIS), which help keep passengers more informed about local services, have been installed on both platforms. These have now gone live to display up-to-date train arrival and departure times.
Recently, new anti-vandal design shelters have also been installed, providing a modern and sustainable waiting facility for passengers using the hourly East Midlands Trains’ Crewe-Derby service, which serves the station.
The new facilities, part of a rolling programme of station improvements for the North Staffordshire Line, have been delivered by the North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership (NSCRP).
The CIS at Tutbury and Hatton is part of a project joint-funded by the Department for Transport ‘Access for All’ fund, East Midlands Trains and NSCRP members Staffordshire and Derbyshire County Councils, which has supported the installation of CIS systems at four individual stations on the North Staffordshire Line. Joint funding from Staffordshire and Derbyshire County Councils has provided for the new shelters, with both projects being rolled out by train operator East Midlands Trains.
Other projects also delivered at Tutbury and Hatton through the Partnership include the provision of modern cycle storage hoops, and platform information cases for the display of bus timetables and taxi firm contacts to help passengers continue their journey.
Community Rail Partnership Officer Faye Lambert said: “One of our key objectives is to improve station facilities at unstaffed stations such as Tutbury and Hatton for Crewe-Derby passengers. We are delighted that the very proactive way we work as a partnership has paid off to deliver these improvements for everyone using Tutbury and Hatton station.”
Claire Ansley, Route Manager for East Midlands Trains said: “Our aim is to make travelling with East Midlands Trains as easy as possible. By providing better information and improved facilities at our stations we are confident this helps passengers have a much better travel experience with East Midlands Trains.”