£10m investment in Sheffield railway station

Neil Micklethwaite, of East Midlands Trains
Neil Micklethwaite, of East Midlands Trains
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Rail passengers in Sheffield are benefiting from better facilities as park of an ongoing £10 million programme.

East Midlands Trains has already revamped Sheffield Station, repainting the building and creating new waiting rooms and a first-class lounge.

The station is now one of the first 11 on the network to have wireless internet technology via The Cloud wi-fi provider – and money has also been spent installing a ticket collection machine at Sheffield University’s students’ union building.

Neil Micklethwaite, East Midlands Trains customer service and commercial director, said: “The programme is part of the £10m investment in stations to offer welcoming facilities.

“We already provide wi-fi on board our London trains and in our first class lounges at stations, which have proved very popular.

“To complement this, we are rolling out wi-fi at stations large and small to further enhance the travel experience of our passengers.”

The company said the student’s union ticket machine – only the second installed on its network outside a station – would make it quicker to collect tickets than using station machines.

Ally Buckle, Sheffield University students’ union president, said: “This machine will make an everyday difference to our students”.