£200m Plans for Derby Station

Plans worth £200m to expand Derby's railway station have been submitted to Bondholder Derby City Council.

The plans outline the construction of a new platform on the Pride Park side of Derby Midland Station, resulting in six "through" platforms. 

The construction forms part of a revamp of the Midland Main Line, which runs between Derby and London in the south, and Sheffield in the north. 

The new platform will not only help ease congestion at the station, but will also help increase capacity. 

Network Rail, who submitted the plans, said: "We have recently submitted designs for a new platform at Derby station to Derby City Council for prior approval, as part of our project to remodel the track at Derby Station in 2018.

"This upgrade is a significant piece of work that will bring journey time benefits to passengers travelling to, from, and through Derby."

Derby Midland Station is run by Bondholder East Midlands Trains, recently begun a six-figure investment into improving the station.  To kick off this new investment, the operator has installed new customer information screens. 

Rick Cammack, project manager for East Midlands Trains, said: "These new customer service improvements are all part of East Midlands Trains' commitment to keeping customers informed and as up to date as possible with the latest information.

"The new screens will help customers with simple and easy-to-read next train information. The screens that were installed throughout Derby station have already received positive feedback from staff and customers who have reported how much of an improvement they are."