- Modern, tile flooring brightens up Sheffield concourse
- Ready to welcome passengers back when social restrictions are eased
- Investment into new tiles that significantly reduce the risk of slip, trip and fall incidents
- Bi-fold doors installed to enable easier access in and out of the station
East Midlands Railway (EMR) has installed new tiling on the concourse at Sheffield Station, ready to welcome rail passengers back when the lockdown restrictions in England are eased.
The new tiles, which were fitted in the last few months, have a special membrane which provides a level of protection against floor movement, and some shock absorption benefits for heavy impact. This will reduce the risk of tiles getting cracked, chipped or coming loose in the future. They also have slip resistant qualities, perfect to help keep people safe when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Once the work to install the new floor was complete, EMR also worked with Network Rail to install bi-fold doors at the front and side of the station. These new doors are wider and enable easier access in and out of the station to the taxi rank, cycle hub and Sheffield town centre.
Rachel Sprigg, Area Manager, Sheffield, EMR said: “The restoration of the floor tiles on the concourse has greatly improved the appearance and overall look and feel to the station.
“We hope in the near future, when we welcome back passengers to Sheffield, that they will love the new brighter, modern entrance to the station.”
Tim Taylor, Director of Customer Services for South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, added: “We welcome EMR’s investment in improving the environment for passengers using Sheffield station. As people return to trains, trams and buses over the coming months, our priority is to ensure everyone can continue to travel safely.
“We are working hard with partners across South Yorkshire to rebuild confidence in our public transport network, to keep the region moving and help people get to the places they need to be.”
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East Midlands Railway by Abellio
East Midlands Railway
- East Midlands Railway provides intercity and regional train services across England
- EMR Intercity operates to and from London St Pancras International, providing reliable and frequent services to Leicester, Nottingham, Lincoln, Derby and Sheffield and other towns and communities across the East Midlands.
- EMR Regional provides local train services to towns and communities across England, including; Liverpool, Manchester, Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent, Peterborough, Ely, Grantham and Norwich
- Over the next eight years, East Midlands Railway will deliver over £600 million of improvements for passengers across the network, including brand new bi-mode intercity trains between the East Midlands, the North and London as well as the introduction of faster, modern, refurbished trains across the rest of the network.
- This investment will also see transformed stations, improved ticketing, better accessibility, new and improved timetables and more support for local communities
Abellio UK is one of Britain’s largest transport operators, providing services for more than a million rail and bus passengers daily in England and Scotland.
It operates five franchises – ScotRail, MerseyRail (jointly with Serco), East Midlands Railway, West Midlands Trains (including London Northwestern Railway) and Greater Anglia. One in five of UK rail passengers travel on an Abellio service.
Abellio also operates on 52 bus routes in London, eight per cent of the market in the capital, and will soon add to its 700-strong fleet with new electric buses.
A subsidiary of the Dutch state railway, Nederlandse Spoorwegen, Abellio UK employs 16,000 colleagues and it is committed to providing simple, reliable and sustainable journeys.
Having entered the UK rail market in 2003, Abellio is investing £3bn in new fleets right across the UK.