A celebration event to mark the completion of recent refurbishment work at Goole station was held on Tuesday 30 October. The event, which included a ribbon cutting ceremony was hosted by Northern’s Stakeholder Manager, Pete Myers, and guests included Liz Sargeantson, Senior Constituency Caseworker for Andrew Percy MP, and Chris Mottershaw CMILT, Transport Commissioning Manager.
As part of the Better Stations project, Northern refurbished the ticket office and waiting area on the Doncaster bound platform which now benefits from new lighting, new flooring and new tiling to walls. In addition to this, the waiting room on the Hull bound platform has had a refresh. Northern also installed new ticket vending machines, making it quicker and easier to purchase a ticket.
Pete Myers, Stakeholder Manager at Northern, said: “We are delighted to celebrate the refurbishment of Goole Station, it is a number of small things that will make a big difference. We have redecorated the ticket office and waiting room area by tiling the floor and walls and replacing the lighting; in addition, we have decorated the Hull bound waiting area and provided two new ticket vending machines.
“Nothing earth shattering I will admit, but nonetheless important for Goole station, which in turn is vital for the wellbeing of the town and its community. Moreover these small things all add up; in fact to the tune of well over £25 million over the 450 plus stations that we look after here in the North.
He went on to say: “We are incredibly grateful for local support throughout the process; from our customers for their patience during the works; from our employees for their help and willingness to work in what was a worksite for a period of time; but also from The Council and the local MP for their continued support to the station and out services.”
Andrew Percy, Member of Parliament for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme, said: “The refurbishment of Goole Station is very welcome for our town. Train stations have a significant role in a community, and it’s small things like this that contribute towards making an area pleasant for local residents and also welcoming for visitors. Many thanks to Northern and all those involved for their hard work.”
Photograph: Liz Sargeantson, Senior Constituency Caseworker for Andrew Percy MP, Member of Parliament for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme, Pete Myers, Stakeholder Manager, Northern and Chris Mottershaw CMILT, Transport Commissioning Manager.