Travellers urged to use their bikes

NDET 14-1-13 RKH 29  Chesterfield railway station
NDET 14-1-13 RKH 29 Chesterfield railway station
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Commuters will be encouraged to cycle to the railway station in Chesterfield as part of a £100,000 package of improvements.

An extra 48 bike spaces will be created at the station, which is also to benefit from improved taxi access.

Funding will pay for the front of the station to be resurfaced, new customer information screens and free WiFi internet.

Neil Micklethwaite, customer service and commercial director for East Midlands Trains, said: “We are pleased to be delivering this significant project to provide a much improved station for passengers at Chesterfield.

“This first phase of improvement starts this week with a focus on the outside of the station.

“We are also considering plans to refurbish the ticket office in 2015.

“We are committed to improving passengers’ travel experience so that their rail journey will be comfortable, convenient and easy.”

The work is due for completion in early March.

Disruption would be kept to a ‘minimum’, said East Midlands Trains, which is financing the project with some cash from the Department of Transport’s station improvement programme.