Hull Paragon station gets major upgrade over Easter

Network Rail has delivered a package of upgrades to boost reliability and make Hull Paragon station more accessible for passengers this Easter.

Between Saturday 16 and Monday 18 April (inclusive), rail workers removed and replaced more than 500 yards of rail, sleepers and supporting stones across Platforms 2, 3, 4 and 5.

The £1.3m scheme will make it easier for trains to use the station, which is managed by TransPennine Express, and provide smoother, more reliable journeys for passengers in East Yorkshire.

Tactile pavings have also been installed along Platforms 2 to 7 to make the station more accessible. The pavings have a textured surface, which helps visually impaired passengers know when they’re close to the platform edge, helping more people to travel by train safely and independently.

Matt Rice, North & East Route Director for Network Rail, said: “We’ve made some important changes which will make a huge difference for passengers. People travelling to or from Hull station can now expect more reliable, on-time journeys.

“The new, tactile pavings make the station safer for everybody and will significantly help visually impaired passengers to travel by train independently.

“I’d like to thank passengers for their patience over the bank holiday weekend and I hope that these improvements will encourage more people to travel by train.”

Kathryn O’Brien Customer Experience Director for TransPennine Express, said: “I want to thank customers for their patience while we worked closely with Network Rail to make sure these important works could take place.

“These improvements are great news for those that use our services and the tactile paving will make the station even more accessible for all.”

Photo credit: Network Rail

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