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New look for Newquay


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New look for Newquay
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date
9 July 2012
source Network Rail
type Press release

note 09/07/2012 09:00


Newquay station refurbished to welcome summer visitors

With the summer rush not far away, Newquay station presents a smarter face to visitors thanks to investment from Network Rail.

In a £450,000 project, the former station canopies have been completely replaced with a light and airy modern structure, covering the café and travel centre and providing shelter in the previously-uncovered centre of the concourse.

Network Rail contractors Murphy’s have also replaced the cracked and worn paving slabs on the concourse with fresh tarmac and installed new lighting.

Network Rail route managing director Patrick Hallgate said: “Newquay is a classic holiday destination and more and more people are choosing to get there by train. This work will not only give those visitors a fine first impression of the town but also improve the journeys of people who use the railways of Cornwall day-in day-out.”

A further £200,000 has been spent relaying the surface of the long platform, complete with tactile paving, ready to welcome the thousands of passengers who travel to Newquay from across the country every year.


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NOTES: Newquay station was used by more than 100,000 passengers last year – up from 40,000 just 10 years ago.


For more information contact

Chris Denham
t020 3356 9526
m07515 626530
eChris.Denham@networkrail.co.uk


About Network Rail

Network Rail is the not for dividend owner and operator of Britain's railway infrastructure, which includes the tracks, signals, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, level crossings and stations - the largest of which we also manage. We aim to provide a safe, reliable and efficient rail infrastructure for freight and passenger trains to use. Our website: www.networkrail.co.uk


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