Peterborough Station Facelift

14 January 2011, 14:56 | Updated: 14 January 2011, 15:03

£2.5 million is going to be spent renovating parts of Peterborough Railway Station.

The redevelopment will be funded by train operator East Coast, which manages the station, and also Network Rail.

The front of the station will be renovated, and improvements will be made to the insides of the building too.

The size of the concourse will also be increased, making the platforms more accessible.

Plans also include more seating, a new waiting room and refurbished toilets.

Automatic ticket gates will also be installed to improve security at the station.

Work is due to start in the summer, and is expected to be finished by the end of the year.

Around five million people use the station every year.

East Coast Managing Director Karen Boswell said: "This is an important project for us and for Peterborough as the station will become a modern and vibrant gateway to the city for visitors arriving by train."

Peterborough Station Revamp