Next phase of £100,000 revamp under way at Harborough railway station

District councillor Phil Knowles at Harborough train station
District councillor Phil Knowles at Harborough train station

The second phase of a £100,000 revamp project to modernise Harborough’s railway station is under way.

Work started on Monday with the refurbishment of the ticket office.

The upgrade, which will take two months to complete, also includes new windows, contactless payment technology, free WiFi and new passenger information screens.

During the refurbishment alternative ticketing arrangements will be in place, with passengers needing to buy their fares from station staff or vending machines rather than from the office.

East Midlands Trains commercial director Neil Micklethwaite said: “The upgrade of facilities will make a big difference to the travelling experience for passengers who use it for over 1.4 million journeys every year.

“The improvement work will be carried out with minimal disruption and extra steps will be taken to keep the station open at all times and train services will not be affected during the works.”

A route through the foyer for access to the café will remain open.

Phase one was completed in December with waiting rooms and toilets at the station refurbished.